HCM Top Cause of Death in Male Athletes


HCM is the most frequent cause of death in male athletes according to a soon to be published study analyzing competitive athlete causes of death between 1980 and 2011.  

More than 1/3 of deaths were due to HCM, which was almost four times more common in males than females. Deaths in minorities were almost 5 times greater than in whites.

The complete study will be published in October in The American Journal of Medicine.