Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic

(415) 353-2873

The UCSF Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic cares for patients at every stage of HCM, a genetic heart condition characterized by thickening of the heart muscle. HCM affects 1 in 300 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.

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