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My four year old son was diagnosed with hypertrophic

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My four year old son was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He was tested as his father has a mild swelling on the septum of his heart. However my son's septum is measuring over 20mm. Apart from saying he is tired when we go walking he has no other symptoms. My husband is very calm about the whole thing; I am anxious and afraid. I know it is rare for a child to be diagnosed this early; what are the implications of this diagnosis?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this question

What did they recommend?

just monitoring for now?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
he is being checked again in 6 months time. He is a very active little boy and looking at him I feel silly for worrying. However the thickness of his septum on the scan did concern the cardiologist.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Yes, this is concerning but luckily you caught it early

they will be able to care for him

He will live a normal life

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

welcome :)

please don't forget a positive rating

I appreciate it

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