In most cases, HCM is a congenital heart disease — something you’re born with.
It’s a serious condition that can possibly lead to sudden cardiac death, even in young people. But AHN is prepared to diagnose and treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients, giving them the ability to lead a normal life.
While many HCM patients experience no symptoms from this thickening of the heart muscle, others may experience any of the following:
Patients have access to expert cardiologists who specialize in cardiomyopathy care. They are experienced, highly trained providers who have access to the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies and techniques, including medical and surgical interventions.
The most common way to diagnose HCM is through an echocardiogram. This is a noninvasive, painless test that uses sound waves to produce a picture of the various chambers of your heart and evaluate how well it’s functioning.
Another option is an electrocardiogram in which sensors detect abnormal heart rhythm and can detect thickening of the heart walls.
HCM is most often treated with medication that can help control your heart’s rhythm and pumping intensity.
If medication alone isn’t enough to fully treat your condition, AHN surgeons are experienced at performing procedures that can thin your heart’s walls. They can also implant small devices that monitor your heart’s rhythm and bring it under control if a life-threatening arrhythmia occurs.