Clinical and echocardiographic predictors of outcomes in patients with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

@article{Moon2011ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and echocardiographic predictors of outcomes in patients with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Jeonggeun Moon and Chi Young Shim and J W Ha and In Jeong Cho and Min Kyung Kang and Woo-in Yang and Yangsoo Jang and Namsik Chung and S B Cho},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 11},
  pages={1614-9}
}
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) is considered to have a favorable prognosis, but recent observations have suggested less benign clinical courses. We investigated the outcomes in patients with apical HC and evaluated the predictors. All 454 patients with apical HC (316 men, age 61 ± 11 years) were recruited. Major cardiovascular events (MACE) were defined as unplanned hospitalization because of heart failure, stroke, or cardiovascular mortality. The patients were divided into 2 groups… CONTINUE READING
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