Workshop Archive

Archive - Mark Zenker

On-demand workshop.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) impacts as many as 1 in 200 people and is misdiagnosed for coronary artery disease, asthma, anxiety or mitral prolapse more often than you realise. The HCM Academy provides free education for GPs, family physicians, nurses, and community cardiology teams. It was created with leading experts to support timely diagnosis and best practice care for people living with HCM.

Want to learn about HCM from a top expert? Watch an on-demand workshop at a time and pace that works for you. You can watch the full workshop or just select sections relevant to your practice.

This is a non-CME archive of a 60-minute workshop led by Dr Mark Zenker, MD, Director of the Ascension Saint Thomas Heart comprehensive HCM clinic.

Watch the workshop in full or just the sections relevant to your practice.

Complete workshop

(Duration: 60 mins)

Watch the workshop in full.

Introduction and HCM disease overview

(Duration: 17 mins)

This section covers

  • Introduction to the HCM Academy
  • What is HCM?
  • What are the different types of HCM?

Clinical presentation and diagnosis of HCM

(Duration: 19 mins)

This section covers

  • Symptoms of HCM
  • Misdiagnosis and conditions for which HCM might be mistaken
  • Tests to identify HCM
    • Physical exam
    • ECG
    • Echocardiography
    • Cardiac MRI

Treating heart failure symptoms and atrial fibrillation in HCM

(Duration: 25 mins)

This section covers

  • Pharmacotherapies for obstructive HCM
  • Septal reduction therapies for obstructive HCM
  • Pharmacotherapies for nonobstructive HCM (with preserved or reduced ejection fraction)
  • New and upcoming therapeutic options for HCM
  • Frequency of occurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with HCM
  • Treatment of atrial fibrillation in HCM patients

Assessment questions

(Duration: 7 mins)

This section covers discussion of some assessment questions relevant to the content covered in the workshop.