Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the walls of the heart muscle become abnormally thick. When the walls of the heart are thick it makes it difficult to pump blood. HCM can affect men and women of any age. HCM often goes undiagnosed because people often have few symptoms. Some may experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, dizziness, fatigue, heart murmur or sensation of a racing heart beat. A physician can typically diagnose HCM using a heart function test called an echocardiogram. Additional tests, such as a treadmill stress test, may be needed. Medication and certain medical procedures can help manage symptoms and prevent sudden cardiac death. People with HCM often lead normal lives with no significant problems.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2016

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Our mission is to accelerate the search for a cure by stimulating and supporting promising research on pediatric cardiomyopathy, by educating and assisting physicians and patients on the complexities of the disease, and by increasing awareness and advocacy on behalf of affected children and their families.

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association

Our mission is to provide support, advocacy and education to patients, and their family members, the medical community and the public about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Last Updated: 6 May 2013

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

Last Updated: 4 May 2015

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

https://www.barthsyndrome.org

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2016

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Our mission is to accelerate the search for a cure by stimulating and supporting promising research on pediatric cardiomyopathy, by educating and assisting physicians and patients on the complexities of the disease, and by increasing awareness and advocacy on behalf of affected children and their families.

http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association

Our mission is to provide support, advocacy and education to patients, and their family members, the medical community and the public about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

http://www.4hcm.org

Last Updated: 6 May 2013

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

http://www.kidswithheart.org

Last Updated: 4 May 2015

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General Resources

Barth Syndrome Professional Healthcare Brochure

Important information regarding diagnosis and treatment of Barth syndrome.

Updated 12 Apr 2014

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How to Diagnose

How to diagnose Barth syndrome

Updated 14 Jan 2015

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Overview of Barth syndrome

Overview of Barth syndrome

Updated 14 Jan 2015

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Barath Syndrome Journal

Newsletter published twice a year.

Updated 15 Mar 2016

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy" returned 2133 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Health-related quality of life in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients with implantable defibrillators.
 

Author(s): Peter Magnusson, Stellan Mörner, Fredrik Gadler, Jan Karlsson

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Health-related quality of life (HRQL) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) is largely unknown. The aim was to assess HRQL, including comparisons between groups, using the questionnaire SF-36, and compare it to a Swedish ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2016

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Elevated high-sensitivity troponin T levels are associated with adverse cardiac remodelling and myocardial fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Stefanie Hasler, Robert Manka, Matthias Greutmann, Oliver Gämperli, Christian Schmied, Felix C Tanner, Patric Biaggi, Thomas F Lüscher, Dagmar I Keller, Christiane Gruner

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Clinical manifestations of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) range from asymptomatic disease to early-onset heart failure and sudden cardiac death (SCD). Risk stratification for SCD remains imperfect and novel risk markers are needed. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association ...

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2016

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A small-molecule inhibitor of sarcomere contractility suppresses hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in mice.
 

Author(s): Eric M Green, Hiroko Wakimoto, Robert L Anderson, Marc J Evanchik, Joshua M Gorham, Brooke C Harrison, Marcus Henze, Raja Kawas, Johan D Oslob, Hector M Rodriguez, Yonghong Song, William Wan, Leslie A Leinwand, James A Spudich, Robert S McDowell, J G Seidman, Christine E Seidman

Journal: Science. 2016 Feb;351(6273):617-21.

 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an inherited disease of heart muscle that can be caused by mutations in sarcomere proteins. Clinical diagnosis depends on an abnormal thickening of the heart, but the earliest signs of disease are hyperdynamic contraction and impaired relaxation. ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy" returned 165 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effects of hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy mutations on power output by human β-cardiac myosin.
 

Author(s): James A Spudich, Tural Aksel, Sadie R Bartholomew, Suman Nag, Masataka Kawana, Elizabeth Choe Yu, Saswata S Sarkar, Jongmin Sung, Ruth F Sommese, Shirley Sutton, Carol Cho, Arjun S Adhikari, Rebecca Taylor, Chao Liu, Darshan Trivedi, Kathleen M Ruppel

Journal: J. Exp. Biol.. 2016 Jan;219(Pt 2):161-7.

 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most frequently occurring inherited cardiovascular disease, with a prevalence of more than one in 500 individuals worldwide. Genetically acquired dilated cardiomyopathy is a related disease that is less prevalent. Both are caused by mutations in ...

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2016

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Application of Genetic Testing in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy for Preclinical Disease Detection.
 

Author(s): Jodie Ingles, Charlotte Burns, Alexandra Barratt, Christopher Semsarian

Journal: Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2015 Dec;8(6):852-9.

 

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2015

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Last Updated: 1 Dec 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

French Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Observatory
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015

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Assessment of Wall Thickness in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2016

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Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Perhexiline in Subjects With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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