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Articles by Gail Larkin, EMT-P, CIC, MFA

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: New hope for an old disease

Larkin, Gail; Bellomo, Tamara; Caze, Lenel

Nursing2019. 49(9):24-31, September 2019.

Older adults with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are less likely than adolescents, young adults, and athletes to experience sudden cardiac death, but their quality of life can be impaired. This practical guide discusses diagnostic criteria, treatments, and nursing interventions, including patient teaching, for adults living with HCM.