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Frequently, patients are discovered to have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy because they develop symptoms which may range from racing heart (palpitations), dizziness, or passing out. They also may be found to have had heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. Other individuals may have been told of an abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) and that is the reason why they have an echocardiogram.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may be detected because of a heart murmur on routine physical examination or pre-participation sports examination. Most individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy do not have a heart murmur, however.
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.