Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in pregnancy: A case study

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Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a primary disease of cardiac muscle, is characterized by various symptoms that are dependent on the patient's pathophysiologic alterations. The following is a case study that illustrates the unique nursing care given to a patient with HCM who presented when 22 weeks pregnant for evaluation for the implantation of a dual-chamber, permanent pacemaker.

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