It’s generally healthy when an athlete’s heart adapts to exercise by becoming stronger, thicker, and larger. However, in some cases, a big heart can be dangerous. Learn when to worry and when not to.
Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.
Your doctor unexpectedly tells you at your annual sports physical that you have a heart murmur. So now what? Here’s how a sports cardiologist can help.
The headlines cause gasps of disbelief: A star high school or college athlete suddenly collapses and dies after a workout or a game. The culprit in many cases is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Here's why.
Children with heart disease have special needs, and pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy presents special challenges. A new study confirms the best approach for effective treatment.
A diagnosis of an enlarged heart in athletes may be a serious medical issue – or just a byproduct of an active lifestyle. The challenge for physicians is differentiating between the two.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex type of heart disease that affects one in 500 people. Learn more from a Cleveland Clinic physician during a live webchat Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at noon (ET).
Ask questions and get answers about heart surgery from a Cleveland Clinic physician during a live webchat Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at noon (ET).
The Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) are hosting a comprehensive program about diagnosis and treatment of HCM.