Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic Overview

People seen in the Mayo Clinic Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic receive coordinated, comprehensive care from a team with expertise in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The usually inherited condition causes the heart muscle to thicken.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects each person differently. Doctors trained in heart diseases (cardiologists), heart surgeons, heart rhythm specialists, geneticists and other staff work closely to develop a treatment plan tailored to you.

Our doctors evaluate and treat nearly 2,300 children and adults for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy each year. Doctors trained in pediatric cardiology (pediatric cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) treat children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

In the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic, doctors with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy use comprehensive evaluations and advanced diagnostic testing to determine the most appropriate therapy for you.

Your treatment plan may involve:

  • Genetic testing and counseling.
  • Risk stratification.
  • Exercise prescription.
  • Echocardiography, Holter monitoring, EP testing.
  • Pedigree and cascade screening of family members.
  • Medical treatments.
  • Advanced imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Invasive cardiovascular tests.
  • Septal ablation.
  • Placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD).
  • Septal myectomy surgery.

Education and support

Your care team provides education and support. If you're diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, your doctor or genetic counselor will talk with you about the importance of screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in your family members and the role of genetic testing as a possible screening tool.

The staff will evaluate you and the unique aspects of your condition at follow-up visits. Following your first appointment, you can reach clinic staff by phone with any questions or concerns.

State-of-the-art implementation of artificial intelligence

Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing artificial intelligence (AI) cardiology tools and technology into clinical practice to help people who have or are at risk of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The clinic's AI cardiovascular team is applying these new techniques to early risk prediction and diagnosis of serious and complex heart problems such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Innovative research

Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in genetics, new diagnostic tests and treatments for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Learn more about research in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.


You may be referred by your primary doctor, or you may make an appointment without a referral. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you contact us for an appointment.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other hospital and has been recognized as an Honor Roll member according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Hospitals" rankings.

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.