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Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy is a subset of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

In HOCM apparently the septum is too close to the anterior mitral leaflet which leads to outflow obstruction.

My question is why does it lead to an outflow obstruction if it's just affecting the mitral area? The blood needs to go to the aorta.
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Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy is a subset of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

In HOCM apparently the septum is too close to the anterior mitral leaflet which leads to outflow obstruction.

My question is why does it lead to an outflow obstruction if it's just affecting the mitral area? The blood needs to go to the aorta.
I think it is because during diastole the septal enlargement will not allow complete filling of the left ventricle so it will eject less blood during systole as if it is obstructed .
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