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Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Getting It Right First Time

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  • 1.00 EBAC

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Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Getting It Right First Time
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This educational broadcast leverages an expert faculty to distil the importance of making correct and timely diagnosis of HCM and how to do it. This programme leverages guidance from imaging experts in the HCM field to provide a practical approach to diagnosing HCM and considering best course of treatment.


Prof Marc Dweck (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK) chairs the session and is joined by Dr Milind Desai (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, US), Prof Robin Nijveldt (Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, NL), and Dr Carolyn Ho (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, US) for insightful presentations and a discussion.

Support Statement

This programme is supported through an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.


In compliance with EBAC guidelines, all speakers/chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed or indicated potential conflicts of interest which might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organising Committee/Course Director is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the event are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities.

Terms & Conditions

Radcliffe Education requires contributors to our CME programmes to disclose any relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months that could create a conflict of interest. These will be identified in the faculty section if applicable.


The session, ‘Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Getting it Right First Time’ is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC) for 1 hour of external CME credits. 


Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).


Through an agreement between the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EBAC credit to AMA credit can be found on the AMA website.

Instruction to Participants

There is no fee for taking part in this online learning activity.


Activities are designed to be completed within 90 minutes and must be completed by the registered user. Physicians should only claim credits for time spent on the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity in full in the indicated time frame.


To complete the course and claim certification participants must:

  • Read the course outline information supplied and complete pre-test questions if supplied prior to starting the activity. Users must read and study the activity in its entirety before completing the post-test questions.
  • Your results will be automatically saved and if a pass score is achieved (where applicable), you may be eligible to claim credit for the activity and receive a certificate of completion.

Target Audience

  • Cardiovascular Imaging Specialists
  • Cardiology Community

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the general approach to diagnosis and stratification of HCM according to the latest guidelines and expert opinion
  • Apply advanced echocardiographic methodologies to equivocal HCM diagnoses
  • Select appropriate imaging modalities to facilitate accurate risk stratification
  • Stratify patients based on specific risk features and disease severity
  • Choose suitable treatment modalities for patients based on specific disease features and severity
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Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Unmet Needs in oHCM 19m 4s Milind Y Desai
Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Role of Echocardiography in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 19m 41s Marc Dweck
Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy CMR: When to Use It 27m 16s Robin Nijveldt
Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Phenotyping and Treatment Selection 26m 55s Carolyn Ho
Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Unmet Needs in oHCM

Duration: 19m 4s

Speakers: Milind Y Desai

Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Role of Echocardiography in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Duration: 19m 41s

Speakers: Marc Dweck

Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

CMR: When to Use It

Duration: 27m 16s

Speakers: Robin Nijveldt

Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Phenotyping and Treatment Selection

Duration: 26m 55s

Speakers: Carolyn Ho


Marc Dweck

University of Edinburgh, UK

Prof Marc Dweck is the Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Consultant at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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Milind Y Desai

Cleveland Clinic

Dr Desai works is the Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, 

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Robin Nijveldt

Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, NL

Prof Robin Nijveldt is Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging and Cardiologist at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, NL and connected to the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences.

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Carolyn Ho

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

Dr Carolyn Ho is the medical director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr Ho is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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1.00 EBAC