100,000 Views!!!!

Today, HCMBeat.com surpassed 100,000 views!

 

Big thanks to everyone who has supported HCMBeat over the last 5 years, especially all of the doctors and researchers who spend their days working to improve the lives of patients with HCM.

 

I hope that this blog will continue to inform the HCM community about the latest news and information related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy . 

 

The last few years have been exciting for HCM patients and the future looks even brighter!

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all.

 

Cynthia

 

Cynthia Burstein Waldman, HCM Patient, Founder and Editor, HCMBeat.com

Racial Differences in HCM

A recent study of U.K. HCM patients compared a racially mixed sample of 425 patients, including 163 black patients and 262 Caucasians.  The study concluded that while asymmetric septal hypertrophy was the predominant pattern in both ethnic groups, black patients had more instances of apical and concentric hypertrophy, which could, in turn, be responsible for delayed diagnosis of these patients.