Emerging perspectives in the diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Novel approaches in managing patients with HCM

Novel approaches in managing patients with HCM

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  • Overview

    Left ventricular hypertrophy has been recognized as an entity of hypertrophy cardiomyopathy (HCM) for hundreds of years. Many etiologies have been discovered since the beginning of the description of HCM. It is important to identify the etiology in a patient with HCM as it drives the treatment plan for these patients.

    This course consists of 3 episodes. Watch all episodes, answer pre- and post-test questions, and start earning CME credits.

  • Program Highlights

    This educational program consists of three presentations on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

    HCM: Understanding the condition - Perry Elliott, MD  – London, UK

    • Perry Elliott gives a brief overview of the history, diagnosis, imaging and genetics of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

    Diagnosing HCM: What a cardiologist needs to know - Aleš Linhart, MD, PhD – Prague, Czech Republic

    • “Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is an underdiagnosed condition”, says Aleš Linhart. He explains what the ‘cardiomyopathy mindset’ entails and reviews 5 steps of a patient’s trajectory in the cardiology practice.

    Novel approaches in managing patients with HCM – Iacopo Olivotto, MD – Florence, Italy

    • Iacopo Olivotto reviews the development of cardiac myosin inhibitors for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Where are we now and what does the future hold?
  • Instructions

    • Watch the three lectures and answer the pre- and post-test questions
    • Fill in the evaluation questions
    • Download CME Certificate

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  • Learning Objectives

    • Recall the definition and characteristics of HCM in adults
    • Describe the process of differential diagnosis
    • Discuss the interpretation of genetic testing in HCM
    • Memorize the recommendations for a cardiac myosin inhibitor in the ESC guidelines
    • Explain the mechanism of action of cardiac myosin inhibitors
  • Target Audience

    This educational activity is designed for all healthcare professionals with an interest in management of patients with HCM.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This online course is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC) for 1 hour of external CME credit.

    Through an agreement between EBAC and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EBAC credit to AMA credit can be found on the AMA website. Other health care professionals may obtain from the AMA a certificate of having participated in an activity eligible for conversion of credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

  • Commercial Support

    Funding for this educational program was provided by an unrestricted educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of PACE-cme.

    Declarations of interest:

    Perry Elliott, MD  – London, UK:

    • Consultancies/Ad Board: MyoKardia (BMS), Pfizer, Sanofi-Genzyme, DinaQor, Astra Zeneca, Sarepta, Freeline
    Aleš Linhart, MD, PhD – Prague, Czech:
    • No disclosures for this session
    Iacopo Olivotto, MD – Florence, Italy:
    • Research Support: BMS-Myokardia, Cytokinetics, Sanofi Genzyme, Shire Takeda, Amicus, Bayer, Menarini International, Boston Scientific.
    • Advisory board, invited speaker:  BMS-Myokardia, Cytokinetics, Sanofi, Genzyme, Shire Takeda, Amicus, Tenaya, Rocket Pharma.


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