Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition characterized by the thickening (hypertrophy) of the heart muscle, which can affect how well the heart fills and pumps blood to the rest of the body causing shortness of breath, chest pain, and fainting.

Scar tissue can form with extreme thickening of the heart muscle as well as abnormal muscle cells which potentially increase the risk of dangerous heart rhythms and sudden cardiac death. HCM is an inherited condition, meaning it can be passed on to family members and is often linked to identified genetic mutations in 50-60% of cases.

Fortunately, there are effective treatment options for all types of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – from patients with no symptoms, to patients with shortness of breath and chest pain with activity to those patients with advanced heart failure. Treatment may include medications, procedures or surgeries to decrease the thickness of heart muscles, devices to prevent sudden cardiac death, and even heart transplant if needed.

HCM is a chronic disease that can get worse over time. Our team of experts is committed to your care every step of the way, from accurate diagnosis to providing a comprehensive approach to help you effectively manage this complex condition. 

Why Choose Us

  • All the specialists you need: Our patients have the comprehensive support of a multidisciplinary team of experts. We collaborate closely with cardiac imaging specialists, electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, genetic counselors, and pharmacists to provide a complete spectrum of treatment options. 
  • Personalized care: We offer a complete evaluation tailored to your unique needs. Diagnosis and treatments are based on your medical history, physical exam, family history, and results from a variety of tests such as cardiac imaging, rhythm monitoring, and blood tests.
  • Compassionate support: HCM can cause long-term complications. We’re committed to your longevity and giving you the best quality of life possible.

Conditions We Treat

  • Obstruction of blood flow
  • Diastolic dysfunction or heart failure
  • Myocardial usually sub-endomyocardial ischemia (inadequate blood flow to heart muscle
  • Arrhythmias
  • Risk of sudden cardiac death
  • Advanced or end of stage heart failure

Services We Provide

  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluation
  • Genetic counseling
  • Family planning
  • Medical management with close monitoring for response and potential adverse effects
  • Evaluation and management for risk for sudden cardiac death (ICD)
  • Septal reduction therapy, including alcohol septal ablation and surgical myomectomy
  • Advanced heart failure evaluation and therapy, including heart transplant  

Take the Next Step

If you have or suspect you make have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or have family members with known hypertrophic cardiomyopathy don’t wait to seek medical advice. Call 909-558-4200 to schedule an appointment or ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Meet Our Providers

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