Hot Topics - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sudden death, and implantable defibrillators

Steve R. Ommen, M.D., director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Mayo Clinic, reviews risk factors for sudden cardiac death in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He introduces two risk factor identification tools appropriate for reviewing risk. Dr. Ommen emphasizes the importance of discussing implantable cardiac defibrillators in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, including risks for implantation. 

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Steve R. Ommen, MD.

Steve R. Ommen, MD

Conditions treated Heart valve disease Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Procedures performed Echocardiogram Interests Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Valvular heart disease Echocardiography Cardiovascular hemodynamics Education

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