Abnormal myocardial capillary density in apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be assessed by myocardial contrast echocardiography.

@article{Moon2010AbnormalMC,
  title={Abnormal myocardial capillary density in apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be assessed by myocardial contrast echocardiography.},
  author={Jeonggeun Moon and In Jeong Cho and Chi Young Shim and J W Ha and Yangsoo Jang and Namsik Chung and S. Rim},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 10},
  pages={2166-72}
}
BACKGROUND Myocardial ischemia and dysfunction can occur in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) because of the high muscle-to-blood ratio, even without significant coronary artery disease. Microbubbles reside only in the intravascular space and myocardial video-intensity during systole results mostly from microbubbles within capillaries. The hypothesis explored in the present study was that an abnormal capillary density in apical HCM (ApHCM) can be demonstrated using myocardial contrast… CONTINUE READING