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.

Our service offers interaction with genetic counselors, specialist nurses, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons and includes the following services:

Patient Evaluation and Diagnosis

Ambulatory Clinic

  • Evaluation of new and returning adult HCM patients
  • Coordinate testing, risk assessment and initiation of medical therapy
  • Screen family members of HCM patients

Echocardiography/Non-invasive Hemodynamics

  • Tissue Doppler and strain echocardiography to evaluate myocardial mechanics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy/Computed Tomography:

  • Assessment of cardiac morphology

Medical Genetics

  • 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

Interventional Cardiology

  • Invasive hemodynamic evaluation
  • Diagnostic coronary angiography
  • Catheter-based alcohol septal ablation for obstructive HCM [learn more]

Cardiac Surgery

  • Surgical myectomy for obstructive HCM [learn more]
  • Valve repair