Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment


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How does the process of concentric hypertrophy directly affect ventricles?

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1. Diastole is the _____.

2. Which phase of the cardiac cycle is affected by the dysfunction caused by Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can cause sudden death and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how this condition occurs. Some things you'll be assessed on include the features and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these multiple-choice questions you'll be tested on:

  • Phases of the cardiac cycle
  • Types and causes of hypertrophy
  • Treatment of HCM

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to choose the best treatment approaches for HCM
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about causes of concentric hypertrophy and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the pathophysiology of the heart, review the accompanying lesson on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This lesson covers the following biology learning objectives:

  • Define hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • List and explain causes of HCM
  • Define (cardiovascular) afterload
  • Explain the cardiac cycle
  • Recognize symptoms of HCM
  • Explain diagnosis and treatment of HCM