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Updated Guideline on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Encourages Shared Decision-Making

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The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology today released an updated guideline for managing patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The guideline encourages shared decision-making between the clinician and patient as essential when determining treatment course and updates recommendations for sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk assessment and HCM center referrals based on the latest evidence.

HCM is a disease that causes the heart muscle to become abnormally thick, which can make it harder for the heart to pump enough blood to the body. It's estimated that 1 in every 500 people have HCM, but a ...