Emma Forton Magavern

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OBJECTIVES It is unclear if morphology impacts on diastole in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We sought to determine the relationship between various parameters of diastolic function and morphology in a large HCM cohort. SETTING Tertiary referral centre from Stanford, California, USA. PARTECIPANTS 383 patients with HCM and normal systolic function(More)
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) is a disease that mainly affects the left ventricle (LV), however recent studies have suggested that it can also be associated with right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of RV dysfunction in patients with HC and its relation with LV function and outcome. A total of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to discover the key determinants of exercise capacity, maximal oxygen consumption (oxygen uptake [Vo2]), and ventilatory efficiency (ventilation/carbon dioxide output [VE/Vco2] slope) and assess the prognostic potential of metabolic exercise testing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). BACKGROUND The intrinsic mechanisms(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise echocardiography is a reliable tool to assess left ventricular (LV) dynamic obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The aim of this study was to determine the role of exercise echocardiography in the evaluation of latent obstruction and in predicting clinical deterioration in HCM patients. METHODS AND RESULTS We considered(More)
BACKGROUND Stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SCM) is a reversible cardiomyopathy observed in patients without significant coronary disease. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and clinical significance of right ventricular (RV) involvement in SCM. METHODS AND RESULTS We retrospectively analyzed echocardiograms from 40 consecutive patients who(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Both myectomy and alcohol septal ablation (ASA) can substantially reduce left ventricular (LV) outflow obstruction, relieve symptoms, and improve outcomes in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It is unclear whether septal reduction decreases left atrial (LA) size and improves diastolic function. The aim of this study was to analyze the(More)
The subject of cardiac screening before participation in competitive sports as a preventive strategy for sudden cardiac death has been debated at length by the international medical community.1 The role of genetics has been raised again in this context as a result of recent advances in molecular autopsy, with implications for family screening. There is(More)
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