Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Mostly Benign, Sometimes Lethal

Theodore Abraham, MD, discusses hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common inherited heart disease that is usually benign, but can be fatal in up to 10 percent of cases. Dr. Abraham highlights the importance of advanced imaging in obtaining an accurate diagnosis, determining outcomes and selecting the most effective course of treatment.

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Theodore Abraham, MD.

Theodore Abraham, MD

Cardiologist, Co-director, UCSF Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence, Director, UCSF Adult Cardiac Echocardiography Laboratory

Theodore Abraham, MD, is a cardiologist who treats adults with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a condition that causes heart muscle to thicken so that the heart has to work harder than it should. HCM often goes undiagnosed and is usually ...

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