Turn to Spectrum Health for nationally recognized hyperopic cardiomyopathy care. You and your family benefit from our comprehensive approach to diagnosis, education and treatment.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a heart disease that makes your heart muscle thicker than usual. It often affects the lower chambers (ventricles) of your heart. HCM can make it harder for your heart to pump blood.
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association recognizes Spectrum Health as a Center of Excellence. You’ll get the most effective care because our program offers:
Your HCM team will create a care plan to help your heart work better and reduce your symptoms. Rest assured you have access to a full range of tests and treatments at Spectrum Health, including:
With regular care, most people with HCM can lead a relatively normal life.
HCM is usually caused by abnormal genes passed down through families. If you have HCM, there’s a good chance that a biological parent, sibling or child also has the disease. We encourage all family members to be screened for HCM.
All screenings include:
You and your family also may benefit from genetic counseling and testing.
Meet other West Michiganders living with HCM. Attend the Spectrum Health Cardiomyopathy Support Group to learn and share with others facing similar experiences and challenges. Ask your HCM specialty nurse for more information about the group.
Enjoy individualized coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team of experts. The physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses on our HCM team have specialized training in HCM.
Diagnoses and treats heart disease
Diagnoses and treats heart rhythm disorders
Focuses on caring for people with heart failure
Uses imaging technology and catheter-based procedures to diagnose and treat heart disease
Specializes in children’s heart care
Performs surgical treatments, such as Maze surgery
Uses imaging technology to help diagnose or monitor your heart disease
Provides support and education and helps arrange your care
Help you understand and assess your options for genetic testing
Provides care and education
Helps you identify and access the support resources you need
When you choose Spectrum Health for HCM care, you benefit from the passion and knowledge of a team dedicated to improving care and outcomes for people in West Michigan and throughout the world. You can help us advance care by joining our research registry.
Research registries track information about patients’ health status and the care they receive. We remove identifying details before adding information to the registry.
To learn more about the registry, talk to your HCM specialty nurse.
Feel certain you’re getting the best care with a second opinion at Spectrum Health.