Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Overview of 2020 Guidelines and Future
In this presentation, Timothy Wong, MD, MS, discusses the diagnostic process, genetic testing, and available therapeutic options for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He also discusses the risk stratification criteria to identify patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, as well as the updated guideline recommendations for sports participation in the setting of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
This course is intended for primary care physicians, hospitalists, general medicine internists, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other allied health professionals.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the process by which hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is diagnosed
- Identify two uses of genetic testing for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care
- Recognize therapeutic options available for obstructive and nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and the difference between myectomy and ablation
- Identify risk stratification criteria to identify patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death
- Follow updated guideline recommendations for sports participation in the setting of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy including the concept of shared decision.
Suggested Additional Reading:
- Estes NAM 3rd, Wong TC. Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Semper Discere (Always Learning). J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Feb 2;10(3):e019876. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.019876. Epub 2021 Jan 17. PMID: 33459028; PMCID: PMC7955422.
- Wong TC. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Myocardial Interstitial Expansion in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep. 2014;7(5):9267. doi: 10.1007/s12410-014-9267-z. PMID: 24719675; PMCID: PMC3973947.
- Captur G, Manisty CH, Raman B, Marchi A, Wong TC, et al. Maximal Wall Thickness Measurement in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Biomarker Variability and its Impact on Clinical Care. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Jun 16:S1936-878X(21)00375-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.03.032. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34147459.
Planning Committee Members:
- Michael Fallert, MD, FACC - Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Katie Scollon, PAC - Lead Cardiovascular Physician Assistant at UPMC Health Plan
- Lisa Henry, DNP - Clinical Project Director, UPMC Center for Aortic Valve Disease
TIMOTHY C. WONG, MD, MS - Director, UPMC Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated. Dr. Wong has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:
- Consultant: Unpaid consultant for Bristol Myers Squibb and Cytokinetics
- Grant/Research Support: Site principal investigator Bristol Myers Squibb, Cytokinetics
- Other: CME contributor to Projects in Knowledge
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 contact hours.
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