Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic
The UCSF Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic cares for patients at every stage of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic heart condition characterized by thickening of the heart muscle. HCM affects 1 in 500 people worldwide and is often difficult to diagnose.
HCM can cause life-threatening arrhythmias and sudden death – even in patients who have no symptoms. It's the most common cause of sudden death for young people and athletes, but most people with HCM are symptom-free or experience only mild symptoms.
Our clinic has been named a national Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. We are uniquely designed to accommodate patients who travel long distances by coordinating same-day appointments for all testing and clinic visits.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes