The Spectrum of Symptoms in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


Presenters: Vlad G. Zaha, MD, Martin S. Maron, MD, Albree Tower-Rader, MD, Shawn Lewis

Summary: People with HCM can experience fatigue, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain or heart palpitations. The severity of symptoms can vary from person to person. HCM can be a progressive disease that can get worse over time and result in symptoms that leave patients feeling worse and able to do fewer of the activities they love. This reduced functionality can be one of the most challenging aspects of the disease. Drs. Zaha, Maron, and Tower-Rader join patient Shawn Lewis in exploring the spectrum of symptoms and the complexities of accurate diagnosis in HCM.

Vlad G. Zaha, MD, PhD, FACC
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology
Advanced Imaging Research Center
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Martin S. Maron, MD

Martin S. Maron, MD
Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center; Co-Director, Cardiac CT and MRI
Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Albree Tower-Rader, MD

Albree Tower-Rader, MD
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

Shawn Lewis

Shawn Lewis
Patient Representative