Live Webinar

Secondary Care Webinar 4 – Lifestyles factors in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: exercise and sport – do I prescribe or restrict? (First schedule)

Course Overview

This event will take place twice on July 19th, 2023
First schedule: 1pm EDT / 7pm CEST
Second schedule: 7pm EDT / 1am CEST (+1)

This expert webinar is designed to improve knowledge around the recommendations for exercise and sports participation for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It assists secondary healthcare professionals to:

  • better understand the exercise physiology in HCM
  • describe the overall risks for HCM patients participating in sports and exercise, and make appropriate recommendations and expert referral for further risk assessment

This webinar is 60 minutes duration.

Target audience

Cardiologists, echocardiographers, electrophysiologists, cardiac sonographers, cardiology nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, pediatricians, pediatric nurses.

Funding disclosure

This activity is supported by educational grant funding from Bristol Myers Squibb and Cytokinetics. Learners may participate in this educational activity free of charge.

  • Welcome and overview of exercise physiology in HCM
  • Effects of chronic exercise in HCM
  • Mechanisms of ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation and exercise-related sudden cardiac death in the general HCM population
  • What is the overall risk of exercise for patients with HCM?
  • Current guideline recommendations for exercise in HCM
  • Personalized recommendations for exercise in HCM – the way forward?
  • Q&A and closing remarks​

By the end of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • outline exercise physiology and effects in HCM
  • summarize the potential positive and negative impact of chronic exercise with HCM
  • describe the current guideline recommendations for physical activity for HCM patients
  • discuss how recommendations for sports participation might be individualized for HCM patients and what this would entail

This activity will provide continuing education (CE) credits for physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners. 


AffinityCE staff, PCM Scientific staff, as well as planners and reviewers have no relevant financial interests to disclose.

Mitigation of relevant financial relationships

AffinityCE adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.