A contemporary approach to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

  title={A contemporary approach to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Carolyn Y. Ho and Christine E Seidman},
  volume={113 24},
Apreviously healthy 32-yearold female undergoes evaluation after a syncopal episode. Physical examination reveals a systolic ejection murmur. Echocardiography demonstrates a vigorous LV with marked asymmetric septal hypertrophy, systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve, and a 50–mm Hg outflow tract gradient. Family history is notable for unexpected death in 4 paternal family members. She has 2 children (Figure 1A). The prevalence of unexplained left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in the… CONTINUE READING


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