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Just a few hundred years ago, the heart and its function were a bit of a mystery.
On Oct. 1, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, was named the Shoenberg Professor of Surgery and chief of cardiac surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Why should cardiologists refer patients to an advanced heart failure specialist?
In addition to mavacamten, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center offers people with HCM a range of medical, interventional and surgical options.
An estimated 1 million people in the U.S. have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a heart condition also known as HCM—and many don’t know they have the condition until it’s too late.