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

Exercise Restrictions Distressing for HCM Patients

A recent study by Stanford’s HCM Center found that HCM patients whose exercise options have been limited  by the disease may find it difficult to adapt to their newly restrictive lifestyle.  The researchers found that it was very important for patients to fully understood their restrictions and limitations.

Interacting with other HCM patients in the greater HCM community provided an effective way to obtain social support and information which supplemented that obtained from health care providers.