Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Introduction Cardiomyopathy refers to disease of the heart which is classified into three types: hypertrophic, restrictive and dilated. The disease results in serious diastolic dysfunction since the noncompliant heart muscle is unable to fill during diastole. Patients require individualized treatment and nursing care since there are usually variations in causes of the disease and comorbid conditions. Death is always a possibility for these patients so that the first priority is to prevent fatality. Pathophysiology Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is a rare disorder which involves thickening of the heart muscle. As the disease progresses, “the left ventricle becomes stiff, noncompliant, and...The end:
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