Strong Family Ties
As a young athlete, Paul worried if his heart would give out. His cousin had died while jogging, and he had the same gene that can block blood flow.
A Medical History Helps Unravel a Mystery
Early diagnosis is key for treating HOCM. Family medical history, highlighting heart-related conditions, and genetic testing can help pinpoint a mutation.
Hope on the Horizon
With more research, doctors hope to have a better understanding of all the causes of HOCM, and ultimately, more targeted therapies.
Genes and Screens for Inherited Heart Disease
Personally and professionally, Lisa Salberg is all too familiar with the genetic link and screenings for HOCM, a dangerous thickening of the heart muscle.