Steve Ommen

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Management and Genetic Counseling

I. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: What every physician needs to know. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic predisposition to left ventricular hypertrophy that is felt to most commonly arise from mutations in the genes encoding for cardiac sarcomere myofilaments. Classically, the hypertrophy is asymmetric, often involving primarily the ventricular septum, though any segment can be involved. The…

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