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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) – The Most Common Inherited Heart Condition

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited heart condition, affecting about one in 500 people. However, up to 85% of individuals living with the disease don’t know they have it and remain undiagnosed.

HCM causes abnormal thickening of the main pumping chamber of the heart, impacting heart function and rhythm. Many individuals with HCM can lead normal lives, but over time, untreated or undiagnosed HCM can lead to a stroke, atrial fibrillation, heart failure or sudden cardiac death. HCM is highly complex and can also be passed on to other family members.

Join our Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center team to learn more about:

  • HCM overview, symptoms and diagnosis.
  • Treatment options, from medication and minimally invasive catheter-based therapies to advanced surgical procedures.
  • Heart rhythm management for atrial fibrillation and preventing sudden cardiac death.
  • Exercise recommendations for people with HCM.
  • Navigating HCM care to support the best outcomes.

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