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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Nuno Cardim

, Denis Pellerin

, and Filipa Xavier Valente

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date: 26 January 2022

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a common inherited heart disease caused by genetic mutations in cardiac sarcomeric proteins. Although most patients are asymptomatic and many remain undiagnosed, the clinical presentation and natural history include sudden cardiac death, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. Echocardiography plays an essential role in the diagnosis, serial monitoring, prognostic stratification, and family screening. Advances in Doppler myocardial imaging and deformation analysis have improved preclinical diagnosis as well as the differential diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy. Finally, echocardiography is closely involved in patient selection and in intraoperative guidance and monitoring of septal reduction procedures. This chapter describes the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, role of echocardiography, morphological features, differential diagnosis, diagnostic criteria in first-degree relatives, echo guidance for the treatment of symptomatic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and follow-up and monitoring of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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