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Aug 31, 2019 · HCM and Head rush sensations in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Hi-I am new to the HCM/HOCM diagnosis. Just wondering if anyone experiences headrush sensations or pressure in head on exertion?? Should I be concerned or is this normal? Didnt used to experience this. Any input would be appreciated.

Aug 6, 2019 · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

I did have an echocardiogram- they found sigmoid septum with lvoto

Aug 5, 2019 · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

My first cardiology appointment is Thursday so I expect they will change my medication at that time.

Aug 5, 2019 · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Hi, I am newly diagnosed with HOCM after physician heard a murmur at routine checkup. Awaiting cardiology appt this week. I have sigmoid ventricular septum that is causing the obstruction. I have been treated for hypertension for 5-6 years although always had hypertension with each of my pregnancies. I have had continuous weight gain over last 3 years of about 7-8 lbs per year. I thought the pressure in my chest and sob was just related to being fat and out of shape when on walks or even just walking up a flight of stairs. Prior to this my weight had always remained pretty steady-i am 47 years old and contributed wt gain to metabolism slowing down as menopause approached. Since this spring I have had chronic cough after respiratory infection that I couldn’t get rid of. Also have had dizziness on standing and with bending over and straightening again for some time, recently getting worse. Since my echo I have had increasing chest pain with going for walks- some days being better than others. Also have been having a lot of palpitations and occassional heart arrythmias noted. Currently on losartan/hctz 100mg-12.5 mg for blood pressure . Have backed off of lasix with new diagnosis as contraindicated per pcp recommendation. I am yet to have a stress echo. Also have been experiencing a head rush type of feeling in my head lately. I am a RN so understand alot of this- but question when there is obstruction how likely are medications supposed to work and is that just going to be a temporary bandaid until surgery is needed? Thanks in advance. I think this is a great site for people to get information and am very grateful to all those who contribute. Also doctor through Mayo in Eau Claire/ Menomonie Wi and live 90 minutes from Rochester so am fortunate that way.