World Class Care for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

We specialize in the care of patients and families with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and other forms of familial cardiomyopathy. From the latest imaging techniques, to sophisticated genetic profiling of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, our team emphasizes compassion and communication when it comes to your care.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6459 Getting Here
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6459 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Expertise

At the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopath Center at Stanford, you can expect:

  • Coordinated care across generations of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, with connections to the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
  • A variety of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treatment options including implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices, our innovativemyectomy procedure, and alcohol septal ablation
  • Cutting-edge research to learn more about the future management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, particularly into the molecular genetics of cardiomyopathy

Many new diagnostic tools and therapies are developed here and Stanford patients are often among the first to benefit when new treatments come to clinical trials.

In addition, Stanford cardiologists were among the first to perform alcohol septal ablation, a less invasive technique to remove thickened heart muscle which many patients consider. Here at Stanford Health Care, we will help you make the best decision for your future care.

Family planning

At Stanford Health Care, we aim to define the future management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Stanford is world-renowned for research into the molecular genetics of cardiomyopathy. Our genetic counselors are also available to help patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who are planning to have children.

Genetic counseling

Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy will meet with a genetic counselor. This meeting will include a discussion of what genetic testing is available for your condition and how such testing can help you and your family members. By reviewing your family history the genetic counselor will help you identify which family members are at risk to have the inherited cardiovascular condition that's running in your family.

We will give you and your family recommendations for how to check for the development of heart problems in at-risk family members as well as any steps that can be taken to prevent heart problems. The genetic counselor can also provide support and counseling to help you and your family deal with the emotions that arise when someone in the family has an inherited condition.

Pediatrics

Through close connections with the cardiology division of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, we facilitate care across generations. If required, we can even coordinate center visits for you and your children.

Inpatient care

Your pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative care will be managed by our multidisciplinary team. Our team works together to ensure the best quality of care for you during your stay with us. This team includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, nursing staff, case managers, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and a dietitian.

Imaging

We use a variety of advanced imaging tools to monitor your heart and determine your care plan. For example, an electrocardiogram helps us learn more about your heart rhythm and heart size. Through an echocardiogram, we are able to see your heart beating in real time, and watch how blood travels through the various heart valves. An MRI provides additional detail watching your heart at work.

Exercise physiology

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy often affects young and athletic individuals. We have close links with the Stanford Sports Medicine division and maintain an active interest in athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities and the appropriate screening of athletes pre-participation.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff.  We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.  

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-723-6459

For Health Care Professionals

Patients benefit from receiving quality coordinated care offered by our multidisciplinary team. Through evidence-based practice and research our team works together to promote the best healing environment at Stanford Health Care.

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Call our new patient coordinator, Kevin Martinez, at 650-736-1384. Fax documents to 650-498-4531.

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