Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Introduction and Overview


Presenters: Dr. Sharon Cresci, Dr. Robert Fraser
Moderator: Dr. James Udelson

Summary: 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. Some people with HCM experience symptoms such as fatigue, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain or palpitations. Others with HCM do not experience any symptoms. Listen to experts as they explore the HCM symptoms, epidemiology, pathophysiology and the burden of the disease on patients and families.

Learn more about HCM in this free webinar so you are better able to discuss its impact with your patients.

Robert J. Fraser, MD
Chief Cardiologist Fellow
Minneapolis Heart Institute®
Abbot Northwestern Hospital & Hennepin County Medical Center

Sharon Cresci, MD, FAHA, FACC, FASE
Washington University, Cardiovascular Division
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Genetics

Dr. James E. Udelson, MD, FAHA
Chief, Division of Cardiology,
Tufts Medical Center