Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy causes the hearts left ventricle walls to become enlarged and abnormally thickened. This reduces the efficiency of the heart being able to pump blood into the aorta. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually diagnosed by your veterinarian carrying out an electrocardiogram and possibly an echocardiograph.
Symptoms can include, although not exhaustive:
Abnormal heart sounds
The inability to tolerate exercise
Although there is no known cure, medication can be used to help manage Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.