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

@article{Chimenti2004PrevalenceOF,
  title={Prevalence of Fabry disease in female patients with late-onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Cristina Chimenti and Maurizio Pieroni and Emanuela Morgante and Daniela Antuzzi and Andrea G. Russo and Matteo Antonio Russo and Attilio Maseri and Andrea Frustaci},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={110 9},
  pages={1047-53}
}
BACKGROUND Fabry disease (FD) has been recognized as the cause of left ventricular hypertrophy in 6% of men with late-onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Although FD is considered a recessive X-linked disorder, affected women are increasingly reported. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of FD in female patients with HCM. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-four consecutive women (mean age, 50+/-13.6 years) who received an ECG and echocardiographic diagnosis of HCM were submitted… CONTINUE READING