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alcohol septal ablation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, myocyte disarray, septal myectomy, sudden cardiac death



  1. Larkin, Gail EMT-P, CIC, MFA
  2. Bellomo, Tamara MSN, RN
  3. Caze, Lenel MS, EMT-P, CIC


Abstract: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a common congenital heart disease, is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in adolescents, young adults, and athletes. Older adults with HCM are less likely to experience sudden cardiac death, but their quality of life can be impaired. This article discusses diagnostic criteria, treatments, and critical care nursing interventions, including patient teaching, for adults with HCM.