Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic
The UCSF Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic cares for patients at every stage of this genetic heart condition. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) causes thickening of the heart muscle, affects 1 in 500 people worldwide, and is often difficult to diagnose.
HCM can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias and sudden death, even in patients who have no symptoms. In fact, most people with HCM are symptom-free or experience only mild symptoms, and HCM is the most common cause of sudden death in young people and athletes.
Our clinic has been named a national center of excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. The UCSF program is led by Dr. Roselle Abraham and Dr. Theodore Abraham, who have more than 35 years of HCM management experience between them.
We are uniquely designed to accommodate patients who travel long distances by coordinating same-day appointments for all testing and doctor visits. In a single convenient setting, patients can receive cutting-edge evaluation, state-of-the-art imaging, other modern testing options and innovative therapies.
Our locations (2)
Awards & recognition
Among the top hospitals in the nation
One of the nation’s best in cardiology & heart surgery
Exercise Intolerance in Non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Change in peak oxygen consumption (V O2 max: mL/kg/min) by CPET
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