Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: mechanism of obstruction and response to therapy.

@article{Yoerger2003HypertrophicOC,
  title={Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: mechanism of obstruction and response to therapy.},
  author={Danita M. Yoerger and Arthur E. Weyman},
  journal={Reviews in cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={199-215}
}
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a primary, usually familial, disorder of heart muscle whose primary feature is muscular hypertrophy without recognized cause that encroaches on the ventricular chamber, reducing chamber area and volume. In roughly 25% of cases, there is associated obstruction to left ventricular outflow (hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy [HOCM]). This article details the mechanism of obstruction in HOCM, focusing on obstruction at the mitral valve level, and reviews the… CONTINUE READING

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