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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic

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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.

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    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • One of the nation's best in cardiology and heart & vascular surgery

    Decorative Caduceus

    Exercise Intolerance in Non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Change in peak oxygen consumption (V O2 max: mL/kg/min) by CPET


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