Tag Archives: Cardiomyopathy
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy as a Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young: A Meta-Analysis

Sudden cardiac death is often linked with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in young athletes, but with a divergence of study results. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the prevalence of sudden cardiac deaths associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy vs sudden cardiac deaths associated with structurally normal hearts. Methods A structured search of MEDLINE was conducted for studies published […]

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Joseph S. Alpert, MD

Misconceptions and Facts About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (video)

There are many misconceptions about cardiomyopathy. For example, it is thought that people with cardiomyopathy are destined to die young. In this interview, Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, discusses a new review which outlines common misconceptions and facts about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Related Research Misconceptions and Facts About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice

A thorough evaluation suggested the patient’s initial diagnosis was not quite right; but it was not wrong, either. An 83-year-old woman with presumed aortic stenosis was referred to our medical center for aortic valve replacement. She first presented at another facility with a 3-month history of worsening shortness of breath, particularly on exertion. Whereas she […]

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