Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Clinic

Preparing for your visit

Here are some tips for planning your visit to get the most out of your appointment and have a smooth experience.

Getting ready

  • This is a highly specialized clinic. Before you come, make sure you have a booking at the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic.
  • If you do not speak English and require an interpreter (at no cost), please let us know in advance.
  • If you need a sign language interpreter (at no cost), please let us know in advance.
  • Please note or consider any changes in your condition since your last visit.
  • Providence Health Care’s hospitals and residences are scent-free environments. Please do not wear scented products.

What to bring

  • BC Services Card
  • Family history questionnaire, completed to the best of your ability
  • Genetic testing reports for yourself or other family members
  • Notes about any changes in your condition since your last visit
  • A list of your current medications, including herbal supplements
  • Names of all the medical care providers that you see
  • Questions and concerns that you would like addressed by the team

Most patients will receive a family history questionnaire when their referral is processed. We ask that you try and complete the questionnaire as best you can and return it to us as soon as possible.

We understand that these documents may not be available and that this history may be difficult to discuss with family members. Our team will work with whatever information you can provide.

Transportation & parking

Remember to allow time (approximately 30 minutes) before your appointment to get from your car or transit to the clinic area. If you are new to the clinic and need directions when you arrive at St. Paul’s Hospital, ask a volunteer or reception for directions to our front door. Please remember the name of the clinic to get the best assistance.

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Cancellation policy

Need to cancel or change your appointment? Call the clinic within 48 hours of your appointment. This allows us time to schedule other patients.

If you feel unwell and your symptoms worsen, please see your practitioner or visit the emergency room.

Common cardiac medical tests

Learn more about common cardiac medical tests and imaging appointments you might have when you’re living with HCM.

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