HCM - The Disease
Those with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy(HOCM, oHCM), apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or asymmetric septal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may think these are completely different diseases. When in reality it is all hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with varied physical presentations. Put differently, the words "obstructive," "apical," or "asymmetric septal" are just descriptions of the current state of the disease.
In 2021, it has become more important than ever to understand what pre-existing conditions may be present in a person or a family. We have all learned that pre-existing conditions may cause serious complications to things like Covid-19 and other easily transmissible illnesses.
This page will help you begin to learn about HCM starting with some common questions.