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Dr. Timothy Wong reviews the latest updates in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and explains the growing role of diagnostic imaging and genetic testing as it relates to HCM and phenocopies. Dr. Wong also discusses alcohol septal ablation and the role it plays in invasive therapy.

Educational Objectives: 

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

  • Recognize currently available medical therapy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 
  • Describe decision making regarding septal myectomy and alcohol septal ablation
  • Explain the function of myosin inhibitors


Dr. Timothy Wong has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Dr. Wong receives grant/research support from MyoKardia, Inc. for clinical trials of mavacamten; Site PI EXPLORER-HCM, MAVERICK-HCM, MAVA-LTE
  • Dr. Wong receives grant/research support from Cytokinetics, Inc. for clinical trial of CK-274; REDWOOD-HC

All presenters' disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 3/12/2020 | Last Modified On: 3/12/2020 | Expires: 3/12/2021


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