Exercise recommendations for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Bryde R; Martinez MW; Emery MS;

Progress in cardiovascular diseases [Prog Cardiovasc Dis] 2023 May 16.
Date of Electronic Publication: 2023 May 16.

Individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) have historically been advised to limit exercise and sports participation to mild-intensity activities due to concerns for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). However, more contemporary data have shown SCA is rare in patients with HCM and emerging data is shifting towards support for the safety of exercise in this patient population. Recent guidelines endorse exercise in patients with HCM after a comprehensive evaluation and shared-decision making with an expert provider.

Competing Interests: Declaration of Competing Interest Dr. Emery reports personal fees (Advisory Board, Speakers Bureau) from Bristol Meyers Squibb. Dr. Martinez reports compensation for his role with Major League Soccer and from the Bristol Meyers Squibb advisory board. Dr. Bryde has no conflicts to report.