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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence

The Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence provides long-term care for patients with the genetic heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM affects 1 in 500 people, and is frequently undiagnosed until a tragedy strikes. It is the most common cause of sudden death for young people and athletes. Our team is dedicated to HCM research and providing quality care for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and their families.

Information for Patients

Services Offered
From diagnostic services to HCM management, patients and their families rely on the HCM Center of Excellence. Find out more.

Information for physicians

Meet the Team
The Johns Hopkins HCM team is dedicated to our patients and their families. Meet the team.

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Make an Appointment
Contact the HCM Center of Excellence with any questions or to make an appointment. Contact us.

Heart Hype Screening

Heart Hype

Each year, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence holds an HCM screening for teenage athletes. This event, called Heart Hype, teached athletes about HCM and helps identify whether an individual likely has this condition. Learn more about Heart Hype.

Sudden Cardiac Death Among Athletes: Johns Hopkins Medicine Intervenes

Sudden Cardiac Death kills more than 3,000 young people annually. Hopkins Cardiologist Theodore Abraham has launched a program called Hopkins Heart Hype, which provides free screening to young athletes for dangerous heart abnormalities.

Heart Hype in Action

At a local Heart Hype event, young athletes get some peace of mind.

To make an appointment at the Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence, please call 410-502-7974.