Cardiomyopathy describes several conditions that affects your heart muscle. A person with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has a heart muscle that is enlarged, thick, or rigid. As the condition worsens, these changes leave your heart weaker and less able to pump blood.
Symptoms of cardiomyopathy include:
- Leg swelling
- Shortness of breath
- Heart rhythm problems
- Syncope (fainting)