Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: When Your Heart’s Too Big

Tags: echo, electrocardiogram, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports, sports cardiology, sudden cardiac death

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.

Genes and heart disease

Is Heart Disease In Your Genes?

Tags: abnormal genes, aortic stenosis, genetics, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long qt syndrome, marfan syndrome, research, statins, sudden cardiac death

Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.

Dr. Listening to Heart

Sports Beat: Is Your Heart Murmur Serious? (Video)

Tags: arrhythmias, athletes, heart murmur, heart video, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports, sports cardiology, sudden cardiac death, video

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.

Sports Cardiology

Sports Beat: What to Expect When Your Doctor Orders an ECG

Tags: cardiovascular health, ECG, electrocardiogram, heart and vascular institute, heart health, prevention, sports cardiology, sports screening, sudden cardiac death

Calling all athletes: Learn why doctors sometimes recommend an electrocardiogram as a heart health benchmark before you hit the field, track or courts.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Screen Your Teens for Heart Muscle Disease

Tags: heart attack, heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac death

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.

nurse checking a woman's heartbeat

ICDs Best for Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

Tags: ICD, sudden cardiac arrest, sudden cardiac death

External defibrillators can restore a regular heartbeat even after a dangerous arrhythmia disrupts it. But few victims receive care in time. A new study confirms that internal devices can prevent these episodes from happening.


Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Sudden Death

Tags: cardiac arrest, heart health, sleep, sleep apnea, sudden cardiac death

If you snore loudly, wake up gasping during the night and are sleepy all day, have it checked out. Sleep apnea may significantly increase the risk of sudden cardiac death, says a new study.

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Chat With a Doctor: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Tags: chat with a doctor, HCM, heart disease, heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac death, webchat

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).

heart vascular health line art

CPR Marathon Saves Life, Spotlights Sudden Cardiac Death

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, CPR, ICD, sudden cardiac death

Sudden cardiac arrest is not a heart attack or myocardial infraction. It occurs when the electrical system to the heart suddenly produces a very irregular heart rhythm.