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Apical aneurism and myocardial bridging in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Association or consequence of the myocardial bridging?
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PMID:  23224930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The identification of high-risk patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a challenging issue, since major risk factors sometimes lack specificity. We report the case of a patient with HC and association of apical aneurysm and myocardial bridging who had been initially not implanted because she had only one major risk factor. She subsequently experienced a sustained ventricular tachycardia that finally motivated the implantation. We conclude that it is never an easy decision to implant a preventive implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Nevertheless, additional criteria for a better selection of patients who would benefit from an ICD implant are certainly useful.
Anthony Foucault; Loic Hilpert; Francois Hédoire; Eric Saloux; Sophie Gomes; Arnaud Pellissier; Patrice Scanu; Laure Champ-Rigot; Paul Milliez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology journal     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1897-5593     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol J     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392712     Medline TA:  Cardiol J     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  643-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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