Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Clinic

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Are symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue keeping you from activities of daily life and things you enjoy? You can live a fuller, more active life with less worry.

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Why see a Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy specialist?

HCM can have symptoms similar to other health conditions, so it's important to see a cardiologist that can tell the difference. Getting a proper diagnosis can keep your symptoms from getting worse and prevent more serious complications.

Why Baptist Health?

We have a team of experts here to help. Don’t wait another day to get the best care for your heart.

  • Team approach from diagnosis to treatment or procedure, all the way through to recovery and rehabilitation
  • At the forefront of new medicines, technology and procedures
  • All cardiac specialties, from murmurs to the most advanced heart surgery
  • More people choose Baptist Health for their heart care in Northeast Florida Learn why
  • Region's Most Advanced Electrophysiology (EP) Program in our new state-of-the-art Heart Rhythm Center — a destination for ablations, defibrillators, pacemakers and more


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For Referring Providers

Call: 904.720.0799
Fax: 904.858.3270
Click: Send an ambulatory referral electronically to Baptist Heart Specialists through Epic (for Baptist physicians) or EpicCare Link (for non-Baptist physicians) and indicate Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

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Symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Feeling dizzy or light-headed
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue

Treatment for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

There is no cure for HCM, but there are proven treatments that can help manage your symptoms and prevent or reduce your risk for complications. Treatment options depend on the severity of the condition, your symptoms and other risks. We'll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that suits your needs and preferences.

  • Medication: beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, blood thinners, anti-arrhythmics. CAMZYOS™ (mavacamten), which may even eliminate the need for any procedures.
  • Procedures: alcohol septal ablation or myectomy to reduce the thickness of the heart muscle and improve blood flow
  • Devices: pacemaker or defibrillator to regulate heart rhythm

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Affecting 1 in 500 people, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition where the heart muscle becomes thick, affecting its function and causing dangerous heart rhythm, heart failure and in rare cases sudden cardiac death. HCM is mostly a genetic condition, meaning it can run in families, but not all cases are genetic.

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