Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy for Professionals


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or HCM is a primary myocardial disorder defined by left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy that cannot be explained by another cardiac or systemic disease. People with HCM face a risk of death more than 3 times greater than the average person of the same age without HCM.

Patients diagnosed with HCM are at increased risk for developing atrial fibrillation, suffering from stroke and even sudden cardiac arrest. It is estimated that 1 in every 500 people have HCM, but a large percentage of patients are undiagnosed. Learning more about HCM will ensure you are better able to discuss its impact with your patients.

 

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HCM Webinar Series

With your help, patients whose lives have been restricted due to HCM may be able to reduce symptoms and comorbidities. Register today and increase your knowledge of the latest HCM science.


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HCM Podcast Series

Enhance and expand your understanding of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy so you are better able to discuss its impact with your patients. Listen, learn, and increase your knowledge of the latest HCM science.


CME/CE Education


Guidelines into Practice: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Enhance your awareness, knowledge and applicability of guidelines as applied to your interactions with cardiovascular disease and stroke patients with this online CME/CE program. It includes enduring materials based upon highlights of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy guidelines, case studies to illustrate patient applicability and other resource materials.

HCM Patients

When patients present with symptoms such as fatigue, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain or heart palpitations without a known cause, suspect and test for HCM. With your help, patients whose lives have been restricted due to HCM may be able to reduce symptoms and comorbidities.

 

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AHA Guidelines On-The-Go mobile app

Access the 2018 AHA/ACC Cholesterol Guidelines and other guidelines on your mobile device anytime, anywhere! Download our free mobile app today and enjoy the benefits of staying up-to-date no matter where you are.

 

2018 Prevention Guidelines Tool CV Risk Calculator

This risk calculator tool is used to calculate your patients’ risk for heart disease and stroke using the 2018 ACC/AHA guidelines.

American Heart Association's Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Initiative is sponsored by MyoKardia, Inc.