Prevalence of Anderson-Fabry disease in male patients with late onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

@article{Sachdev2002PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of Anderson-Fabry disease in male patients with late onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Bhavesh Sachdev and Toshihiko Takenaka and Hiroyuki Teraguchi and Chisei Tei and Ponghyung Lee and William J. McKenna and Perry M Elliott},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2002},
  volume={105 12},
  pages={
          1407-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although studies have suggested that "late-onset" hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) may be caused by sarcomeric protein gene mutations, the cause of HCM in the majority of patients is unknown. This study determined the prevalence of a potentially treatable cause of hypertrophy, Anderson-Fabry disease, in a HCM referral population. METHODS AND RESULTS Plasma alpha-galactosidase A (alpha-Gal) was measured in 79 men with HCM who were diagnosed at > or =40 years of age (52.9+/-7.7… CONTINUE READING

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