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Definition of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A heart defect characterized by increased thickness (hypertrophy) of the wall of the left ventricle, the largest of the four chambers of the heart.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7845
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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