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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in old agers. Definitions and general considerations.
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PMID:  8646184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a primary heart disease, in most of the cases genetically transmitted, characterized by hypertrophy, often asymmetric, of the left ventricle (LV), presents certain peculiarities in old agers. The shape of the LV in old agers, is characterized by aorto-septal angulation, by the frequent presence of a septal bulge and the calcification of the posterior mitral ring which contributes to the narrowing of the LV ejection tract by the anterior displacement of the mitral valve. Thus, HCM in old agers can also have an acquired component associated with the mild changes of aging, which in certain conditions can lead to the appearance of some peculiar forms of disease.
C Stănescu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Romanian journal of internal medicine = Revue roumaine de médecine interne     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1220-4749     ISO Abbreviation:  Rom J Intern Med     Publication Date:    1995 Jul-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-22     Completed Date:  1996-07-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304507     Medline TA:  Rom J Intern Med     Country:  ROMANIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
N. Gh. Lupu Institute of Internal Medicine, Bucharest, Romania.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
Middle Aged

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