Heart Center News

Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.

February Heart Month: Mass General Cardiac Surgeon Talks about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

20/Feb/2013

Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.

In this video, Gus Vlahakes, MD, senior cardiac surgeon with the Mass General Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program, talks about hypertrophic heart disease. He discusses what this disease is and who it affects (which is about one in 500 people). Vlahakes also talks about the history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the evaluation and treatment process.

To learn more about the Mass General Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program visit:
http://www.massgeneral.org/heartcenter/services/treatmentprograms.aspx?id=1009

Interested in learning about other heart conditions? 
Visit http://www.massgeneral.org/heartcenter/.

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