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Physiologic or pathologic hypertrophy: how can we know?
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PMID:  24972675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Pathologic left ventricular hypertrophy due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is typically diagnosed based on compatible clinical and imaging findings. In a subset of patients however, the diagnosis is unclear, either due to the finding of concentric hypertrophy raising the possibility of physiologic hypertrophy due to athlete's heart or due to the potential of so-called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 'phenocopies', which include Anderson-Fabry disease and cardiac amyloidosis. We review each of these diseases, highlighting important distinguishing features, the knowledge of which should permit the resolution of such diagnostic dilemmas.
Emily J Lai; Harry Rakowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  -    
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