Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the walls of the heart muscle become abnormally thick. When the walls of the heart are thick it makes it difficult to pump blood. HCM can affect men and women of any age. HCM often goes undiagnosed because people often have few symptoms. Some may experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, dizziness, fatigue, heart murmur or sensation of a racing heart beat. A physician can typically diagnose HCM using a heart function test called an echocardiogram. Additional tests, such as a treadmill stress test, may be needed. Medication and certain medical procedures can help manage symptoms and prevent sudden cardiac death. People with HCM often lead normal lives with no significant problems.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2018

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Our mission is to accelerate the search for a cure by stimulating and supporting promising research on pediatric cardiomyopathy, by educating and assisting physicians and patients on the complexities of the disease, and by increasing awareness and advocacy on behalf of affected children and their families.

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association

Our mission is to provide support, advocacy and education to patients, and their family members, the medical community and the public about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Last Updated: 6 May 2013

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

Last Updated: 4 May 2015

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

https://www.barthsyndrome.org

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2018

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Our mission is to accelerate the search for a cure by stimulating and supporting promising research on pediatric cardiomyopathy, by educating and assisting physicians and patients on the complexities of the disease, and by increasing awareness and advocacy on behalf of affected children and their families.

http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association

Our mission is to provide support, advocacy and education to patients, and their family members, the medical community and the public about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

http://www.4hcm.org

Last Updated: 6 May 2013

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

http://www.kidswithheart.org

Last Updated: 4 May 2015

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General Resources

Professional Healthcare Brochure

Educational brochure for families and clinicans

Updated 21 Feb 2018

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2016 Conference Program

Agenda for BSF's 2016 conference

Updated 21 Feb 2018

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How to Diagnose Barth Syndrome

How to diagnose Barth syndrome

Updated 21 Feb 2018

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Overview of Barth Syndrome

Overview of Barth syndrome

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy" returned 2144 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Two Patients with Coincident Noncompacted Myocardium and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Xuepei Tang, Sisi Yu, Liang Yin, Lianggeng Gong

Journal: Int Heart J. 2018 Mar;59(2):424-426.

 

To our knowledge, left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) commonly occur as separate disorders in different patients; however, LVNC associated with HCM, which is called hypertrophic LVNC, is relatively rare. Here we report two sporadic cases of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Morphological Determinants of Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Obtained Using Echocardiography.
 

Author(s): Ikumi Nara, Takako Iino, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Wakana Sato, Kumiko Watanabe, Mai Shimbo, Yuri Umeta, Hiroshi Ito

Journal: Int Heart J. 2018 Mar;59(2):339-346.

 

The morphological determinants of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are not completely understood. We aimed to identify the anatomical risks of the obstruction using echocardiography.Fifty patients with untreated HCM were classified ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Endocardial Fibrotic Lesions Have a Greater Effect on Peak Longitudinal Strain than Epicardial Fibrotic Lesions in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients.
 

Author(s): Nobusada Funabashi, Hiroyuki Takaoka, Koya Ozawa, Yoshio Kobayashi

Journal: Int Heart J. 2018 Mar;59(2):347-353.

 

Peak longitudinal strain (PLS) of the left ventricular (LV) myocardium by transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) is useful to detect LV myocardial damage. We hypothesized that myocardial fibrosis (MF) in the LV myocardium may influence PLS. Eighteen hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy" returned 170 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetic polymorphism of angiotensin-converting enzyme and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ye Yuan, Lin Meng, Yan Zhou, Na Lu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(48):e8639.

 

Genetic factors in the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathies have received a lot of attention during the past 2 decades. Some studies have reported that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene has been associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, there have been inconsonant ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease combined with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yingjing Shen, Chenggang Xu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8625.

 

This report describes the novel sampling of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) combined with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A One Health Approach to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Yu Ueda, Joshua A Stern

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited cardiac disease in humans and results in significant morbidity and mortality. Research over the past 25 years has contributed enormous insight into this inherited disease particularly in the areas of genetics, molecular ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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French Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Observatory
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2017

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Assessment of Wall Thickness in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 23 May 2017

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Insertable Cardiac Monitors in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2017

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