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Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: diagnosis with contrast-enhanced echocardiography--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12785033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) recognized by a unique spadelike configuration on the left ventriculogram. Two-dimensional echocardiography is another useful tool in the diagnosis of this condition. The diagnosis may be difficult and may mimic akinesia or apical thrombus in some patients with poor acoustic windows. A 50-year-old woman with typical angina and left ventricular hypertrophy with T wave inversion in leads V3-V6, II, III and aVF is presented. Apical HCM was diagnosed with contrast-enhanced echocardiography and confirmed by finding a spadelike configuration on the left ventriculogram. Apical HCM should be considered in patients in whom symptoms and ECG findings mimic ischemic heart disease. Contrast-enhanced echocardiography is a reliable and simple method in the diagnosis of apical HCM.
Esmeray Acartürk; Abdi Bozkurt; Yurdaer Dönmez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:    2003 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-04     Completed Date:  2003-07-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cukurova University, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / ultrasonography*
Contrast Media
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Polysaccharides / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 0/Polysaccharides; 127279-08-7/SHU 508

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