Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Our center provides long-term care and treatment for patients with the genetic heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
We provide a variety of personalized services from diagnostic evaluations to HCM procedures for patients and their families.
Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with HCM.
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Hypertrophy Cardiomyopathy (HCM): Why Choose Johns Hopkins?
Learn what makes our center unique in treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to treating HCM, allowing you to get treated by cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and genetic counselors in one visit.
Our team provides superior care for patients with HCM from before birth to adulthood. We provide genetic counseling and services, focusing on treating the entire family.
Invasive Options for Improving Quality of Life
Our clinic is a leading pioneer in surgical and catheter based procedures for HCM. We provide innovative procedures to improve the quality of life for patients.
Services We Provide
An Echocardiogram is a non-invasive procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your heart’s structure.
This test evaluates your heart’s overall function and hemodynamics (the study of blood flow). Our center evaluates the heart using several types of echocardiography:
Magnetic resonance imaging uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of an organ’s structure. We perform MRI scans that target the heart which can assess the overall function of the heart even for patients with internal devices.
Our team also evaluates novel disease markers by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MR Spectroscopy).
We evaluate the risk for sudden cardiac death through clinical and non-invasive testing. One non-invasive test we perform is an electrophysiological study, where thin wire electrodes are inserted into a vein and into the heart, where the measure the heart’s electrical signals. Our specialists then determines the need for defibrillator implantation and performs implantation of defibrillators and pacemakers.
The Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center also provides atrial fibrillation treatment which includes pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), a cardiac ablation procedure that creates scar tissue where all four pulmonary veins join. This procedure reduces the symptoms of atrial fibrillation by stopping abnormal electrical signals in the heart.
Our clinic performs cardiopulmonary testing and has experts that monitor and treat heart failure. We evaluate pediatric and adult patients for heart transplantation and perform them when necessary.
Interventional cardiology treats heart diseases with catheter-based procedures. Our specialists perform diagnostic coronary angiography, where heart abnormalities are detected during an x-ray.
Percutaneous alcohol septal ablation for obstructive HCM is another non-surgical procedure that reduces symptoms and future complications for HCM by injecting alcohol through a catheter where the heart area is thick, minimizing the heart thickness and improving blood flow.
Our team performs a variety of procedures for patients including surgical myectomy for obstructive HCM and valve repair.
Family-focused care is our core mission. We provide genetic counseling through The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Heart Disease, where family members at risk are identified and monitored by our team.
Meet Our Team
Our experts use the most advanced treatment and procedures for patients diagnosed with HCM and family members at risk.
Locations for Care
Johns Hopkins Cardiology-Columbia
5450 Knoll N Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center
600 N. Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD 21205
Johns Hopkins Green Spring Station
10755 Falls Rd
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Johns Hopkins Hospital Outpatient Center
601 N Caroline St
Baltimore, Maryland 21287
Call 410-502-2578 to refer a patient for genetic counseling.
Seminar: Understanding Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Join our panel of Johns Hopkins heart specialists for a two-part virtual seminar.
Part 1: Basics of Diagnosis and Treatment
A panel of Johns Hopkins heart specialists provide an overview of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, its medical management, pediatric HCM, genetics, and septal reduction therapies.
Part 2: Arrhythmias, Special Circumstances, and the Future
Johns Hopkins heart specialists discuss HCM, including an overview of abnormal heart rhythms, special circumstances, research, and future therapies.
Inherited Heart Diseases
The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Heart Diseases treats a wide range of genetic heart diseases, slowing their progression through breakthrough treatment and preventive care.