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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition that affects the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively due to the thickening (hypertrophy) of the heart muscle which becomes stiff as a result.
Study identifies genetic mutations responsible for development of cardiac hypertrophy in adults

Study identifies genetic mutations responsible for development of cardiac hypertrophy in adults

New experimental model may predict eventual cardiac phenotype in pediatric patients

New experimental model may predict eventual cardiac phenotype in pediatric patients

Microtubules affect mechanics of beating heart, study finds

Microtubules affect mechanics of beating heart, study finds

New analysis of heart structure, function for prevention of cardiac emergencies in basketball players

New analysis of heart structure, function for prevention of cardiac emergencies in basketball players

Cardiac MRI imaging assesses myocardial damage

Cardiac MRI imaging assesses myocardial damage

Positive data on ability of MyoKardia’s MYK-461 to prevent development of HCM published in Science

Positive data on ability of MyoKardia’s MYK-461 to prevent development of HCM published in Science

Scientists develop potential treatment to prevent hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Scientists develop potential treatment to prevent hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

New method helps generate cardiac cells for heart disease studies, drug discovery

New method helps generate cardiac cells for heart disease studies, drug discovery

American College of Cardiology to honor LA BioMed researcher with Distinguished Teacher Award

American College of Cardiology to honor LA BioMed researcher with Distinguished Teacher Award

SCT, Thermo Fisher Scientific collaborate to advance development of cardiac disease models

SCT, Thermo Fisher Scientific collaborate to advance development of cardiac disease models

Sticky, protein-rich gel improves cardiac function after simulated heart attacks

Sticky, protein-rich gel improves cardiac function after simulated heart attacks

Study challenges new ESC Guidelines to identify high-risk HCM patients who need ICDs for prevention of sudden death

Study challenges new ESC Guidelines to identify high-risk HCM patients who need ICDs for prevention of sudden death

Implantable defibrillators help patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy live longer

Implantable defibrillators help patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy live longer

Understanding heart mutations that cause sudden cardiac arrest

Understanding heart mutations that cause sudden cardiac arrest

UCSD researchers develop novel ultrasound technology to diagnose two heart conditions

UCSD researchers develop novel ultrasound technology to diagnose two heart conditions

New screening tools detect heart and lung disease

New screening tools detect heart and lung disease

Sanofi, MyoKardia partner to develop targeted therapeutics for cardiomyopathies

Sanofi, MyoKardia partner to develop targeted therapeutics for cardiomyopathies

Myosin binding protein C holds the key to new treatments for heart disease

Myosin binding protein C holds the key to new treatments for heart disease

European screening guidelines lead to potential false disqualification of black athletes

European screening guidelines lead to potential false disqualification of black athletes

Study of astronauts show heart becomes more spherical when exposed to microgravity in space

Study of astronauts show heart becomes more spherical when exposed to microgravity in space