I got a kind email yesterday from Lisa Salberg, the Executive Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) and thought I’d share some information here at the blog.
I actually met Lisa a couple years ago at a medical conference here in Jackson that was devoted to the topic of sudden death in athletes. My interest in the various issues regarding athletes and heart disease was actually stimulated by that conference.
The HCMA is a non-profit organization that is devoted to providing information and advocacy for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), their families, and their physicians. Their website, www.4hcm.org, is a great source of easy-to-read, practical information about HCM and would be a valuable resource for both athletes and non-athletes. Please take a moment to visit their website.
I’ll add a link to HCMA in my list of resources.