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Jul 7, 2015 · Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy complications in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

My mom just had open heart surgery due to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. During her surgery there was a tear in her heart caused from the removing of the thickening area. Is this common? It has really set her back. A surgery we thought she’d be up and at it by now is over a month of recovery and still has a ways to go. The tear in her heart caught us all by surprise!

Jul 4, 2015 · My mom just had heart surgery this year. She had what was [...] in Heart & Blood Health

My mom just had heart surgery this year. She had what was called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy…thickening of the heart muscles…which makes the heart work lots harder to pump blood thru out the body. Sometimes known as sudden death.
My question is, during surgery would it or could it be common for the heart to tear after removing the part that was thickening the muscle? thank you for any help any one has!