Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis
An underlying condition is any other medical condition that a patient may be having in addition to a recently diagnosed condition. This underlying condition may be the cause for the diagnosed condition; and thus is the primary condition; which is affecting such a patient.
When such an underlying condition is not diagnosed; it may pose problems to treat; as well as completely cure the secondary condition. However, this is more common to heart diseases and HCM is no exception.
- Some of the most overlooked conditions relating to HCM include:
- Heart failure
- Palpitations and other abnormal heart beat conditions.
- Chest pain and chest cough.
Misdiagnosis of HCM
Moreover, any newly diagnosed condition needs to be authenticated to be able to determine if there are any other underlying conditions; as well as to determine the extent of the severity of the condition. This helps to administer correct treatment as well as care.
Patients pray and hope for a misdiagnosis of a condition; which such a patient feels its panicky or fatal. When such a condition is misdiagnosed, treatment is avoided or done casually. However, it is prudent to attempt to validate; as well as confirm a diagnosis via further tests as well as research such as; further consultations, medical tests and deeper research.
Misdiagnosis may happen. In cases of HCM; which is usually asymptomatic; the underlying danger is eminent; or catches one by a surprise in the evident of heart failure. Therefore, it is vital for a patient with any medical condition or symptoms relating to HCM be prognosed for HCM. Such conditions are below…
Furthermore, when confirming diagnosing HCM or checking for a misdiagnosis; it is useful to consider other medical conditions; which might be possible misdiagnosis. Or perhaps any other condition that might be of any relevance for proper diagnosis of HCM.
Common Misdiagnosis of HCM
Heart attacks may be undiagnosed: Heart attacks can be diagnosed easily. This is because its symptoms are usually severe. Yet still, cases of death due to undiagnosed heart attack are common. Patients with any symptoms of heart attack need to be prognosed for HCM.
Some misdiagnosed symptoms include; heartburn, mild palpitations as well as mild cases of chest pain. These come and go randomly.
Over diagnosed Heart attacks: A person may harbor the fear that they have a heart attack; while they have none or its mild and pose no danger. Nonetheless, some of the conditions or symptoms include; chest pain, anxiety attacks as well as heartburn, and so on.
Misdiagnosis of hypertension: This is common among children than adults. Some of the symptoms include; chest pains, headaches, abdominal pain etc. Hypertension is a condition; which could be correlating to HCM. Also, any misdiagnosis of hypertension means that HCM may also be undetected.
Misdiagnosis of blood pressure in children: When simple equipment are used in the diagnosis of hypertension; such as the use of arm cuff for testing, a problem usually referred to as “small cuff syndrome”; the measure can be inaccurate to diagnose blood pressure leading to wrong diagnosis of hypertension. Therefore, this can cause HCM to go undetected until it reaches severe stages.
Undiagnossis of Rare heart condition: Rare heart condition; such as long QT syndrome can lead to palpitations as well as rapid heartbeat. This undiagnosed condition may be dangerous. It’s fatal as well. Also underlying is the possibility of HCM; which may fail to be prognosed.
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