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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is characterized by unexplained left ventricular hypertrophy that develops in the absence of pressure overload or storage/infiltrative processes. Approximately 20 years ago, mutations in genes encoding sarcomere proteins were identified as the cause of HCM....
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy presents a challenge to the anesthesiologist. Because the condition is relatively prevalent, it is important for anesthesiologist to be aware of the pathophysiology. In this review, we draw upon case reports and studies of the anesthesia management of...
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) occurs in 1 in 500 individuals. Treatment options for HCM differ from those administered in coronary disease, heart failure, and valvular disease patients that comprise the core of many cardiology practices. In this article, we offer a concise summary of the...
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex and common genetic disease. The left ventricular outflow tract obstruction is an important determinant of symptoms and outcomes. Its pathophysiology is determined by the complex interaction of the mitral valve, papillary muscles, chordae tendinea,...
The recent advent of an entirely subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (ICD) has provided a relevant contribution to the debate concerning the use of ICD therapy in patients at high risk for death. Although conventional transvenous ICDs have proven very effective during the past 23 years, they...
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes is relatively uncommon but tragic when it occurs. Many of these deaths can be prevented by pre-exercise screening to identify cardiac abnormalities and those at high risk. Although recent research has provided much needed information on SCD in...
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