A 34‐year‐old man with non‐obstructive apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (RCD code: III‐2A.1)

Ewa Dziewięcka, Paweł Rubiś, Sylwia Wiśniowska‑Śmiałek, Katarzyn Holcman, Agata Leśniak‑Sobelga, Marta Hlawaty, Magdalena Kostkiewicz, Piotr Podolec

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a primary disease of the myocardium that is defined by the presence of regional (more frequent) or global myocardial hypertrophy, which usually results in functional cardiac impairment. We present a case of a 34-year-old man with apical HCM who was admitted to the cardiology department due to cardiac hypertrophy in the echocardiogram. The management of HCM patients is directed at heart failure treatment and decreasing left ventricular outflow tract or intraventricular gradient, if present. According to the patient’s calculated 5-year mortality risk, assessed using the HCM Risk-SCD Calculator, indications for implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator were evaluated. JRCD 2017; 3 (5): 180–183


myocardial thickening; echocardiography; magnetic resonance imaging; electrocardiogram; rare disease


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20418%2Fjrcd.vol3no5.296


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