Knowing that you have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is important so that your treatment can start as quickly as possible.
Your treatment plan will depend on several factors including:
Treatment may include a combination of medications, procedures, lifestyle changes, and ongoing follow-up visits and tests. Your care team will talk to you about the testing and treatment options, including the risks and benefits.
The overall goal of treatment will be to:
Treating other conditions that can affect your heart is also important—high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, sleep apnea, carrying too much weight. These all can make HCM worse.
With HCM, screening and treatment decisions are not always clear cut. What might be the right choice for one person may not be the one for another. Shared decision-making can help you work with your care team to find the right option for you.
In shared decision-making, you should speak up and let your care team know what is most important to you. With your values and goals in mind, you and your care team will review your treatment options, and the risks and benefits of each.
Together you will personalize your care decisions.