The UK NSC recommendation on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) screening in teenagers (archived)
This recommendation is no longer active
Why is screening not recommended by UK NSC?
Evidence suggested that the available test for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy was not yet accurate enough to correctly identify conditions which could lead to Sudden Cardiac Death without also identifying people with
More about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
HCM is an inherited condition which, in the majority of affected people, does not limit the quality and duration of life. It is a disorder of the heart consisting of excessive growth of the muscle, which may begin before birth when the fetal heart is developing. The natural history is characterised by slow progression of symptoms but a significant incidence of sudden death.
Related documentsHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Policy review (PDF document, 74KB, 03/12/10)
Notes of the UK NSC Stakeholder Meeting on Screening for Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People (PDF document, 306KB, 03/12/10)
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