A 25-year-old has been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The nurse should assess the client for:
2. Fatigue and shortness of breath.
3. Abdominal pain.
Cardiomyopathy is a broad term that includes three major forms: dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive cardiomyopathies.
The underlying etiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is unknown; it is typically observed in young men but is not limited to them. Common symptoms are fatigue, low tolerance to activity related to the low ejection fraction, and shortness of breath.
Angina may be observed if coronary artery disease is present. Abdominal pain and hypertension are not common.
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