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.
variety of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treatment options
including implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices, our
innovativemyectomy procedure, and alcohol septal ablation
Cutting-edge researchto 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you know if you're at risk for heart disease? How healthy is your heart? In recognition of American Heart Month this February, stay heart healthy and celebrate your heart with us.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may 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.
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 &
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.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services
to refer and track patients, as well as 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.
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers