Doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) have experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Mayo Clinic. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, and it is usually inherited. HCM affects 1 in 500 Americans.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects each person differently. Cardiologists and other staff in Mayo Clinic's Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 1,400 people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy each year. Doctors trained in pediatric cardiology (pediatric cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) treat children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.
In the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic, cardiologists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy will provide you with a comprehensive assessment and conduct diagnostic tests to determine the most appropriate therapy for you.
A multidisciplinary team of specialists in cardiovascular diseases, heart surgery (cardiovascular surgery), hereditary conditions (genetics) and other areas collaborate to provide you with coordinated care. If you need a consultation for a related medical condition, doctors from many areas can be brought together to examine your condition.
In addition to medical treatment, the nurses, genetic counselors and doctors in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic provide you with 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, knowledgeable clinic staff is available by phone for your questions or concerns.
Mayo Clinic doctors are experts in treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Fabry's disease and left ventricle noncompaction. They will talk with you about a range of cardiovascular treatment options. Mayo Clinic is among a small number of medical centers in the world offering septal myectomy as a treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Your comprehensive care plan may involve the following services:
- Genetic testing and counseling
- Risk stratification
- Exercise prescription
- Noninvasive tests, such as 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
State-of-the-art implementation of artificial intelligence
Mayo Clinic is a leader in the movement to bring artificial intelligence (AI) cardiology tools and technology into clinical practice to benefit people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and those who are at increased risk of it. 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.
Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in genetics, new diagnostic tests and treatments for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Learn more about research in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.