Patient Support

HCM - The Disease

Oftentimes, those with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy(HOCM, oHCM), apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or asymmetric septal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy think this is a completely different disease. 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.

This page will help you begin to learn about HCM starting with some common questions. 

How is HCM Diagnosed?

How common is HCM?

The heart in HCM

History and other names

When does HCM develop?

What is Heart failure in HCM?

What is obstruction in HCM?

What symptoms does HCM cause?

Do I need to screen my family for HCM?

What complications can HCM cause?

Where can I find a doctor who specializes in HCM care?

How can I learn more?