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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathyHypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic heart condition estimated to affect 1 in 500 people. It causes the heart muscle to become thicker and stiffer than normal, making it difficult to pump blood properly.

Symptoms can include chest pain, shortness of breath, exhaustion during exercise, dizziness and fainting. HCM can be diagnosed at any age and may raise the risk of heart failure over time.

Designated a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA), our program offers comprehensive services and a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options. Our expert multidisciplinary team includes cardiologists, surgeons, OB/GYN specialists, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, genetic counselors, social workers and mental health professionals.