Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
and Research Institute

Education

National HCM Guidelines

The 2011 (and current) American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association Guideline for the management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy guides practices for this disease. These extensive and detailed recommendations were formulated for cardiovascular communities in the HCM Center in collaboration with other U.S. experts. Barry J. Maron, MD serves as a Co-Chair and James E. Udelson, MD as a primary author. 

Direct patient education

A strength of the HCM Center is the relationships we create and build with each and every patient. You will receive the most up-to-date information about this disease in the popular book written for patients, “A Guide To Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy." For Patients, Their Families and Interested Physicians”, written byDr. Barry Maron with Lisa Salberg, Founder of the patient advocacy Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA). This is particularly important since there remains so much misunderstanding about HCM in the community and a new diagnosis can be particularly intimidating.

The HCM Summit

The HCM Institute is a leader in HCM education. Every 3 years we organize a unique international meeting dedicated to current research and knowledge about HCM, focused on the most effective treatment strategies. The most recent such meeting was held October 27-29, 2017 for 2 ½ days at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, titled “International HCM Summit VI: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy—A Contemporary and Treatable Genetic Disease: Diagnosis, Heart Failure Management and Prevention of Sudden Death”. 

With 300 attendees from 25 countries and 30 U.S. states, this meeting resulted in important interactions between investigators and registrants and the faculty, with the transmittal of relevant clinical information. 

HCM Summit VI is the three-day definitive scientific meeting on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy provided by Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.

HCM Int’l Summit VI

The 3-day definitive scientific meeting on HCM is coming to Boston. For physicians, nurses, health professionals and patients. Learn a detailed contemporary view of HCM from 35 renowned international speakers.

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Sue Costa is the coordinator in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.

For an appointment, contact our HCM Center Coordinator Sue Costa. She will help you.

Phone: 617-636-8066 option 1 Email: scosta2@tuftsmedicalcenter.org