Genetically inherited heart diseases like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are conditions
affecting the heart passed on to family members by abnormalities in genetic information.
These conditions are responsible for many heart related deaths and illnesses.
Presently, there are several research studies being conducted in order to improve the
understanding of disease processes and symptoms associated with genetically inherited heart
This study is designed to determine the eligibility of patients diagnosed with or suspected
to have inherited heart disease to participate in these research studies.
Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and other inherited cardiac diseases are
being studied under several research protocols to determine their pathogenesis and clinical
manifestations. The purpose of this protocol is to determine the eligibility of patients
with known or suspected inherited heart conditions for our research protocols.
Subjects and family members known or suspected to have inherited a cardiac disease such as
Patients with cardiac conditions that are not known to be inherited.