MedStar Health DocTalk

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

March 07, 2022 Dr. Sandeep Jani Season 2 Episode 8
MedStar Health DocTalk
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
Show Notes

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic heart condition and can affect as many as one in 500, yet it’s one we don’t hear about very often. This inherited heart condition can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity.

Dr Sandeep Jani, director of the HCM clinic at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, explains more about this condition and how its symptoms (or lack thereof) can vary greatly from person to person. He identifies the diagnostic tests to definitively determine if a patient has HCM, who should get tested if a family member has HCM, the various treatment options (depending on severity), and how patients can live this condition. We talk with him in this podcast about the unique needs of patients with HCM and the importance of ongoing care management.

Dr. Jani sees patients at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

For interviews with Dr. Jani, or for more information about this podcast, contact Regional Media Relations Director, debra.schindler@medstar.net.