How HCM Is Diagnosed

Getting Diagnosed for HCM


This podcast episode is for people who are living with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and their care partners, or anyone who's interested in learning more about HCM. The goal of this episode is to help you understand how HCM is diagnosed.

You will learn about:

  • What getting a diagnosis for HCM can include

  • Why your doctor will ask about your and your family's medical histories

  • What to expect during the physical exam

  • The different types of tests your doctor may recommend

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Drs Kittleson and Owens discuss what's involved in getting a diagnosis for HCM and what role the different types of tests can play.

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Authors and Disclosures


Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD

Professor of MedicineSmidt Heart InstituteCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos Angeles, California Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Anjali T. Owens, MD

Associate Professor of MedicinePerelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Anjali T. Owens, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:Consultant or advisor for: BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Cytokinetics; Edgewise; Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; Renovacor; Stealth; Tenaya.Research funding from: Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Cytokinetics; Pfizer, Inc..


Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh

Associate Director, Content Development. Medscape, LLC. Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh, has no relevant financial relationships.


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