Comparison of prevalence of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Japan and the United States.

@article{Kitaoka2003ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of prevalence of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Japan and the United States.},
  author={Hiroaki Kitaoka and Yoshinori Doi and Susan A. Casey and Nobuhiko Hitomi and Takashi Furuno and Barry Joel Maron},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={92 10},
  pages={1183-6}
}
The morphologic apical form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC), in which left ventricular (LV) wall thickening is confined to the most distal region at the apex, has been regarded as a phenotypic expression of nonobstructive HC largely unique to Japanese patients. To investigate this question further, we directly compared unselected and regional hospital-based cohorts of adult patients with HC ( > or =18 years of age) from Japan (Kochi; n=100) and from the United States (US) (Minneapolis; n… CONTINUE READING

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