Genetic screening and double mutation in Japanese patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

BACKGROUND Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a primary myocardial disorder with an autosomal-dominant pattern of inheritance mainly caused by single heterozygous mutations in sarcomere genes. Although multiple gene mutations have recently been reported in Western countries, clinical implications of multiple mutations in Japanese subjects are not clear… CONTINUE READING