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Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23567303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a well-known clinical entity. Hypertrophy engraving the left ventricular apex, so called, apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (characterized by the giant negative T waves at ECG and a «spade-like» view of left ventricle) is very rare variant of the pathology. In this report, we present a 51-year-old patient with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy together with a brief review of the literature. It was concluded that in patients presenting to the clinic with typical or atypical chest pain or dyspnea, in whom ECG indicating negative giant T waves, before an early invasive strategy, the diagnosis of ApHCM should be kept in mind and an echocardiography should be performed to confirm the diagnosis. Additionally; not only the ApHCM can easily mimic the life threatening condition of acute coronary syndrome but also these two may be seen simultaneously but independently in the same patient. For this reason before making the final diagnosis the physicians always exclude the conditions, which may lead to acute coronary syndromes.
I Caglar; A Vural; I Ungan; M Ugurlucan; O Karakaya
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Georgian medical news     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1512-0112     ISO Abbreviation:  Georgian Med News     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101218222     Medline TA:  Georgian Med News     Country:  Georgia (Republic)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bakirkoy Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey; Anadolu Medical Center Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kocaeli, Turkey.
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