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Find Hope for Your Heart

Your frustration is real. Living with a chronic disease like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) isn’t easy, especially with symptoms that can include shortness of breath, chest pressure, heart palpitations, lightheadedness and fainting. That’s why our supportive team of leading cardiology experts is determined to help you live your life to its fullest. 

We can help you manage your symptoms, especially if you’re at high risk for serious cardiovascular complications. And we’ll work to empower you to overcome the limitations of this disorder so you can heal in body, mind and spirit. 

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

What is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a common genetic condition impacting the cardiac muscle. And because it can, in some cases, lead to congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death, early treatment and diagnosis can be lifesaving.

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Your Journey to a Healthy Heart

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  • Getting a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Diagnosis

    Diagnosis is determined via testing, which could include:

    • An echocardiogram
    • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Electrophysiology testing with and/or without ablation
    • Genetic testing
    • Stress echocardiogram
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    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment

    Depending on the severity of your HCM, your doctors may recommend:

    • Ablation 
    • Heart transplant 
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy medications
    • Lowering salt intake
    • Proper heart rhythm
    • Quitting alcohol 
    • Surgically implanted devices  
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    Surgical Options for Cardiomyopathy

    If the blood flow is severely obstructed, the thickened heart muscle can be trimmed via an alcohol septal ablation, which reduces the obstruction by injecting alcohol through a catheter into the heart, or an open-heart surgical myectomy to trim the thickened muscle and relieve the obstruction. 

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We’re Here for Your Heart

HCM doesn’t have to keep you from doing what you love. You can manage it with the right treatments and compassionate care. So if you’re experiencing symptoms, reach out to us today.