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New HCM Guidelines Emphasize Shared Decision-Making, Benefits of Exercise

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Updated guidelines for the management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) give priority to shared decision-making between patients and the care teams.

The new guideline, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation, update the 2011 recommendations for HCM by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA). The updated guidelines provide a clarification of treatments recommended for obstructive versus non-obstructive HCM and also upgraded the recommendation that HCM patients undergo sudden cardiac death risk assessment every 1-2 years from class IIa to class I. The guidelines also emphasize the health benefits of physical activity in a new class I recommendation for mild-to-moderate exercise in most HCM patients. Authors gave a class I recommendation to sports participation among athletes following a discussion with the doctors… (Medpage Today)

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