Sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a profile of 78 patients.

  title={Sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a profile of 78 patients.},
  author={Barry Joel Maron and William Clifford Roberts and Stephen E. Epstein},
  volume={65 7},
The clinical profile of 78 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who died suddenly (or experienced cardiac arrest and survived) was analyzed. At the time of cardiac catastrophe, 71% of the patients were younger than 30 years of age, 54% were without functional limitation and 61% were performing sedentary or minimal physical activity. Nineteen of the 78 patients (24%) were taking propranolol in apparently adequate dosages, indicating that this drug does not provide absolute protection… CONTINUE READING


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