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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex cardiac condition characterized by variable degrees of asymmetric left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, generally associated with mutations in sarcomere protein genes. While generally perceived as rare, HCM is the most common genetic heart disease with over one million affected individuals in Europe alone and… (More)
We present the case of a 35-year-old man affected by the late juvenile form of galactosialidosis. He was known for a moderate pericardial effusion which remained unchanged in the last 12 months. Last follow-up transthoracic echocardiographic examination showed a bulging of the posterior and lateral wall of the left ventricle. This finding has never been… (More)
We describe the case of a 42-year-old woman developing cardiogenic shock with cardiac tamponade due to an acute myo-pericarditis caused by Parvovirus B19 (PVB19), successfully treated with intravenous (iv) immunoglobulin administration.