Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Getting it Right First Time

Published: 13 January 2023

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The on-demand version of this educational broadcast leverages an expert faculty to distil the importance of making correct and timely diagnosis of HCM and how to do it.

This video series leverages guidance from imaging experts in the HCM field to provide a practical approach to diagnosing HCM and considering best course of treatment.


This programme is supported through an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.

Following attendance at this broadcast, physicians will be able to:

  • Recall the general approach to diagnosis and stratification of HCM according to the latest guidelines and expert opinion
  • Apply advanced echocardiographic methodologies to equivocal HCM diagnoses
  • Select appropriate imaging modalities to facilitate accurate risk stratification
  • Stratify patients based on specific risk features and disease severity
  • Choose suitable treatment modalities for patients based on specific disease features and severity

Target Audience

  • Cardiovascular imaging specialists
  • Cardiology community

More from this programme

Part 1

When Should We Consider a Diagnosis of oHCM?

Dr Milind Desai provides an overview of how to improve diagnosis and treatment in oHCM.

Part 2

Role of Echocardiography in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Prof Marc Dweck walks through the use of Echocardiography in diagnosing Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, using several case studies to demonstrate its crucial role in risk stratification.

Part 3

CMR: When to Use It

Prof Robin Nijveldt explores the use of CMR in the tissue characterisation and pre-planning for HCM patients, referring to real life case studies throughout the presentation.

Part 4

Phenotyping and Treatment Selection

Dr Carolyn Ho discusses disease burden; talking us through the development and clinical implementation of cardiac myosin inhibitors.

Faculty Biographies

Marc Dweck

Marc Dweck

Professor of Clinical Cardiology

Professor Marc Dweck is the Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Consultant at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is an EACVI Board Member with clinical interests in multi-modality imaging and cardiac device implantation His research program is centred around the use of multi-modality imaging (echo, CT, CMR, PET) to improve our understanding of cardiovascular pathophysiology and ultimately to improve patient assessment, care and outcomes. In particular he has focused on coronary atherosclerosis, aortic stenosis and cardiomyopathy. He has published in many of the leading medical and cardiovascular journals and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards (e.g. Michael Davies Award; Sir Jules Thorn Award; BHF Outstanding Investigator Award, Parmley Prize JACC). He is currently the Chief Investigator of two ongoing RCTs trials of novel therapeutic strategies in aortic stenosis (SALTIRE 2 NCT02132026 & EVOLVED NCT03094143).

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Milind Y Desai

Milind Y Desai

Professor of Medicine

Dr Desai works in the Cardiovascular Medicine and Heart and Vascular Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. 

He is the Director of Clinical Operations and Center for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, the Medical Director of the Center for Aortic Diseases, the Medical Director for Center for Radiation Heart Disease and an integral part of the Center for Valvular heart disease.

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Carolyn Ho

Carolyn Ho

Associate Professor

Dr Carolyn Ho is the medical director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr Ho is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr Ho’s clinical interests include cardiomyopathy, echocardiography, and cardiovascular genetics. 

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Robin Nijveldt

Robin Nijveldt

Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging and Cardiologist

Prof Robin Nijveldt is Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging and Cardiologist at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, NL and connected to the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences. He works at the department of Cardiology and focusses on the Vascular damage research theme, with a special interest in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance imaging, CT and echocardiography, and in close collaboration with the department of Radiology. He explores new imaging techniques and innovative strategies on today’s scientific health challenges, and aims to improve patient outcome in a personalised approach.

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