Adult Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Management of adult hypertrophic cardiomyopathies at the University of Louisville is focused on patients afflicted with this cardiomyopathy. Our team offers consultative and diagnostic services to provide patients and their families with a definitive treatment plan.
- What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
- How is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosed?
- How is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treated?
Our service offers interaction with genetic counselors, specialist nurses, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons and includes the following services:
Patient Evaluation and Diagnosis
- Evaluation of new and returning adult HCM patients
- Coordinate testing, risk assessment and initiation of medical therapy
- Screen family members of HCM patients
- Tissue Doppler and strain echocardiography to evaluate myocardial mechanics
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy/Computed Tomography:
- Assessment of cardiac morphology
- Genotyping and Genetic counseling
- Primary prevention based on phenotypic characterization
Electrophysiology/Sudden Death Risk Assessment
- Evaluate risk for sudden cardiac death and need for ICD implantation
- Implantation of defibrillators and pacemakers
- Invasive hemodynamic evaluation
- Diagnostic coronary angiography
- Catheter-based alcohol septal ablation for obstructive HCM [learn more]
- Surgical myectomy for obstructive HCM [learn more]
- Valve repair