Welcome to the HCMA webisite where we hope to expand your knowledge of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as well as issues important to our communtiy. 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is known by many names and it is important to understand that it is, for the most part, one disease state.   Often time those with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or asymmetric septal hypertophic cardiomyopathy think this is a completely different disease state,  it is not it is all hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with varied physical presentation.  

From this point on this site will refer to hyperterophic cardiomyopathy as HCM and the obstructive form as HOCM.  It is important to understand that those with HCM, may at some point develope "obstruction" either at rest or with provocation (discussed later) and that one is not better or worse then the other, they simply have different treatment pathways and options. 

At any point while reviewing this website if you have questions please reach out the the HCMA office at 973-983-7429 or email us at support@4hcm.org and we will respond as soon as possible.  Please note our office is located on the East Coast of the United States in New Jersey. The best time to contact the office by phone is 10am to 2pm Eastern time. 


Remember, Life with HCM is a marathon, not a sprint.  Go slow, learn about the disease and seek input from HCMA recognized HCM Centers of Excellence.  - L. Salberg