Treatments for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
The treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) depends on the severity of muscle thickening, the presence or absence of outflow obstruction, and the results of risk evaluation. The majority of patients with no symptoms and with a normal heart rhythm require no specific treatment. However, we do recommend that patients with HCM should not participate in strenuous physical activity or competitive sports.
Treatment Options for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
At the Center for Heart Failure, we offer a variety of treatment options ranging from medicines to advanced surgery and electrical devices that are tailored by the cardiologist to best fit the specific needs of each patient. The treatments we offer include:
For more information regarding HCM and available treatments, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312-NM-HEART (664-3278) or request a first time appointment online.
In addition, the most credible source of information about HCM is the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA). Please visit the HCMA Web site.