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Historical figures in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Left: Mr. Claude Brady, the first patient identified clinically with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at age 22 years, is now 80 years of age. Right: Dr. Eugene Braunwald, who diagnosed Mr. Brady and went on to develop the first clinical profile of this disease in the early 1960s.

Achieving Extended Longevity and Quality of Life for Senior Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

To read this article in its entirety please visit our website. – This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Out of the Shadows (video)

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was first recognized as a disease of obstruction to left ventricular outflow, hence, its early names and acronyms such as idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic obstruction. The nonobstructive subset of patients, incapable of developing mechanical impedance to left ventricular outflow at rest or with physiologic exercise, was initially recognized by the Braunwald group at the […]

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Demographics and Epidemiology of Sudden Deaths in Young Athletes

  Sudden deaths in young competitive athletes are tragic events, with high public visibility. The importance of race and gender with respect to sport and the diagnosis and causes of sudden death in athletes has generated substantial interest. Methods The US National Registry of Sudden Death in Athletes, 1980-2011, was accessed to define the epidemiology […]

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Demographics and Epidemiology of Sudden Deaths in Young Competitive Athletes (video)

  Sudden deaths in young, seemingly healthy competitive athletes are tragic events, often with wide media coverage and high public visibility. There is substantial interest in establishing the cause of these deaths and the roles that race and gender may play. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, investigators report that […]

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(A) The patient had bossing and macroglossia. (B) Swelling of the soft tissue, along with growth of the bone, cartilage, and muscle, produced enlargement of the hands. (C) The patient's shoe, size 19, is compared with a size 11 shoe.

Power Failure: Acromegalic Cardiomyopathy

Presentation During his college years, the patient, at 6 ft, 8 in and 280 lb, aroused the attention of professional basketball scouts. But exertional fatigue and shortness of breath truncated his athletic aspirations. These symptoms continued in the ensuing years, necessitating approximately 15 hospitalizations at outside institutions for progressive dyspnea. No discernible etiology was established […]

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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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