Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

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Tufts Medical Center’s Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Center in Boston, MA is a premier referral and treatment center for HCM, offering the complete spectrum of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options. We were one of the first sites nationally to be designated as an HCM Center of Excellence—the highest rating given by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA).

Our most important goal is to provide all HCM patients and their family members the opportunity to achieve excellent quality of life. Our physicians and caregivers are HCM experts committed to clearly communicated care, empowering patients to make the best treatment decisions.

The best of the best

You can rest easy, knowing you or your loved one with HCM will receive world-class care with us, including careful evaluation and treatment from our program’s leaders—top specialists in the HCM field:

Martin Maron, MD, Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

Ethan Rowin, MD, Co-Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

Leading the charge

An image depicting how the HCM experts at Tufts Medical Center in Boston lead the charge in HCM and heart care.

Our experienced, expert cardiothoracic surgeons perform more septal myectomy procedures than most US hospitals. Our interventional cardiologists were the first in New England to perform alcohol septal ablation. Both of these treatments are used to successfully relieve heart failure symptoms in patients with obstructive HCM. Our electrophysiologists are world leaders in HCM arrhythmia management, including sudden death prevention via implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and atrial fibrillation treatment through drug therapy and ablation.  

Our team is dedicated to continued research initiatives focused on improving treatment options, outcomes and the overall understanding of HCM. We provided major contributions toward the advancement of the contemporary HCM treatment worldwide with our work on implantable ICDs to prevent sudden death, cardiac MRIs for diagnosis and prognosis, and the treatment of limiting symptoms due to outflow tract obstruction, with surgical myectomy and alcohol ablation.   

Your HCM team

Communication is paramount in the long-term care of HCM. That’s why we strive to develop and maintain a relationship with you and always respond promptly to your concerns and questions via phone and email. Our specialists continuously update your referring physicians regarding your status, progress, and any treatment issues that may arise.

To thoroughly treat your HCM and other health issues, we closely collaborate with our team of in-house CardioVascular Center specialists, including:

We never stop working for you

Our first mission is to help you and your family live life to the fullest by providing a better understanding of HCM and discussing various treatment options. Though there is no known cure for HCM, we are active in continuously researching and exploring innovative treatment options to decrease heart scarring, improve symptoms, and prevent adverse consequences of this genetic heart disease.

What is an HCM Center of Excellence?

The HCM Center at Tufts Medical Center is a Center of Excellence for cardiomyopathy care.An HCM Center of Excellence is a multi-disciplinary program staffed by cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who are clinical experts and scientific leaders in the diagnosis and management of HCM—providing patients with state-of-the art care and the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options.

An HCM Center of Excellence also has a strong commitment to the research of HCM, including:

We work in partnership with your local cardiologist and referring physicians to provide you and your family seamless care.

Distributed Academic Medical Center

In 2014, we established a partnership with Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey in order to extend our unique HCM expertise regionally. Patients local to New Jersey can now be seen by our specialists close to their homes at the Mast HCM Center and have direct access to the expertise of Tufts Medical Center’s leading heart surgeons Drs. Hassan Rastegar and Carey Kimmelstiel should they need advanced procedures.

Thank you for choosing the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA. We look forward to meeting you.

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