Case Study: Dilated Cardiomyopathy Evolves into Apical-Variant Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Apical-variant hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a form of HCM in which hypertrophy is limited to the left-ventricular apex. Apical-variant HCM is rarely obstructive, though there is still an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death (SCD). Apical-variant HCM has not previously been described in a patient with a prior diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: 338 Source Type: research

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Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
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Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Basis of Disease - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
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Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
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Source: BMJ Open - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Open access, Cardiovascular medicine, Epidemiology Research Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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