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Podcast by HCM Society

Tune into our bi-monthly podcast where we interview experts in the field to broaden the awareness of new HCM studies & advancements!

Podcast Goals

  1. To broadly communicate new information about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) to improve the understanding of the disease and the treatment of patients living with HCM.
  2. To engage with diverse professionals in the field of HCM.
  3. To promote ongoing and future collaborations in HCM-related research, education and clinical care.

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HCMS Podcast Episode 6.

HCM Exercise Prescription with Dr. Michael Emery

n this episode, Cardiologist Dr. Robyn Bryde engages in an insightful conversation with Dr. Michael Emery. They delve into the crucial topic of exercise restrictions in HCM, exploring the art of crafting exercise prescriptions, counseling athletes and enthusiasts with HCM, and ensuring their safe participation in sports. Tune in for expert insights into this vital aspect of HCM management. Dr. Emery is an associate professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine. He’s also the Co-Director of the sports cardiology center at Cleveland Clinic and has a background in exercise physiology.

HCMS Podcast Episode 5.

What's Next for Non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Host Dr. Eli Friedman chats with Dr. Ahmad Masri, of Oregan Health Sciences University Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center. Dr. Friedman and Dr. Masri are good friends and former coworkers, and today they’re talking about finding treatment for patients with non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, specifically focusing on drugs on clinical trials and Cardiac Mitotrope Ninerafaxstat. Join us in this gripping episode as we dive into the world of non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with two experts who are on a mission to unravel its mysteries. Dr. Friedman and Dr. Masri share their insights on groundbreaking clinical trials and the potential game-changer, Cardiac Mitotrope Ninerafaxstats. Together, we'll explore the challenges, the breakthroughs, and how science is paving the way for a brighter future in cardiac care! 

HCMS Podcast Episode 4.
HCM Care Evolution 

Dr. Bradley Lander chats with Lisa Salberg, the founder of the HCMA, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. Since 1996, Lisa has been on a journey to educate, advocate, and support other patients based on her experience with HCM. By tuning in, you'll unwrap how HCM centers of excellence strive to provide holistic patient care, optimize treatment strategies, and incorporate mental health support, ultimately aiming to enhance the quality of life for those living with this complex genetic heart condition.

HCMS Podcast Episode 3.
Athletes with HCM: Breakthrough Study for Vigorous Exercise

Cardiologist Dr. Robyn Bryde interviews Dr. Matthew Martinez, the Director of Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey. Recorded from the Care of the Athletic Heart Conference, they discuss the effects of vigorous exercise on patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Historically, patients with HCM were advised to restrict exercise, but recent studies suggest that exercise may not worsen the condition. Dr. Martinez presents findings from a groundbreaking study involving 76 elite athletes with HCM, highlighting the importance of shared decision-making and expert consultation in developing exercise plans for these patients.

HCMS Podcast Episode 2.
Outcomes of Septal Reduction Therapies in Patients with HCM

Professor of medicine and director of the HCM Center at Westchester Medical Center in New York, Dr. Srihari Naidu, speaks with Haslam Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Milind Desai. Dr. Desai discusses his article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which looks at the long-term outcomes of septal reduction therapies in Medicare patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 

HCMS Podcast Episode 1.
Could vigorous exercise be safe for persons with HCM?

Learn more here in the first episode of In the Thick of It by HCMS.  Special thanks to Dr. Rachel Lampert and the LIVE-HCM investigators for this important study!

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