Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and Research Institute

Resources for Patients

The Tufts MC experience

At the time of your initial visit, we make it a priority to educate you and your loved one(s) on what hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is—breaking it down into patient-friendly terminology you can understand and relate to. We review all of your cardiac testing to determine how HCM may be affecting you now, and in the future, and we make certain to clarify any misconceptions or myths you have about HCM.

We take the time to listen to you and address your individual questions and concerns—there is never a question too trivial. If something is important to you, it is important to us. (See our Patient FAQ page for more.) No matter what, we make sure you have the most accurate information with respect to the condition of your unique heart. Our mission is to offer you the most appropriate treatment option to make you live normally.

At the end of the visit, most of our patients are relieved to know they are not alone, that HCM is a relatively common genetic heart condition and, most importantly, that it is treatable.  The initial fear and anxiety patients feel at the beginning of their visit is replaced by a relief in knowing they are now in the right place with a dedicated team of experts that work together to provide you the best care possible.

We know hypertrophic cardiomyopathy inside and out—having studied it, researched it, and seen it for decades. Each and every one of us here at the HCM Institute know the nuances  and variations of the disease and have the experience and expertise to manage it in all forms—from the subtle to the extreme. 

Our patients and their loved ones frequently ask us a variety of questions related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In response, we have created this patient resource section on our website—just for you. As always, we’re here to help you navigate the world of HCM in every way we can. Our goal is to put you and your family at ease.

Booking your appointment

Not sure how to start? Here, you can find information on when you should see an HCM specialist and how to book your first appointment.

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Most frequently asked...

We've answered the most frequently asked questions about HCM, including questions about symptoms, life expectancy, sex and available treatments.

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Watch our video

We recently created a video that describes who we are and what we do for patients with HCM, from both the patient and provider perspectives.

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Watch our heart animation

We recently worked with an animation firm to create the below video. The video depicts what HCM is while depicting it's impact on your body.

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Your first visit

The first appointment with a new specialist can be a little intimidating. That's why we've provided all the information you need - what to bring, what to expect during the visit and what happens afterwards.

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Getting here

If you're not from here, finding your way around Boston can be a bit confusing. That's why we've provided directions on how to get to Tufts Medical Center (including parking information) and instructions on how to get to our clinic once you arrive at the Medical Center.

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Area accommodations

Learn about area hotels and valuable tips to help your family and others traveling with you get the best rates possible.

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