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Washington University heart care specialists provide world-class hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) treatment. Our physicians provide expert diagnosis and comprehensive medical and surgical management for patients. HCM is a common genetic cardiovascular disease, and many people with HCM have few or no symptoms.
Washington University Physicians specialize in providing compassionate care to you or a family member undergoing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treatment.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Symptoms
Even though not all patients with HCM will have symptoms, those who do experience symptoms may experience the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
HCM can result in a more serious outcome such as heart failure, stroke or sudden death. Exercise can be a trigger for a catastrophic event, either during or immediately after exertion.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment
The dedicated HCM team includes echocardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardiovascular geneticists. Our team provides world-class care at our HCM treatment centers.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment options can include:
- Medical management
- Septal Myectomy
- Alcohol septal ablation
- Cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation