Demystifying Medicine Video

This video raises awareness about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This commonly undiagnosed heart disease leads to excessive thickening of the heart and often results in a heart attack due to strain from exercise. Many athletes have succumbed to this condition due to lack of diagnosis, thus medical sports professionals are urging the implementation of mandatory cardiac testing prior to training.

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