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The diagnosis of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  22948303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a prevalent genetic disease characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy, presenting dynamic obstruction of outflow tract with subaortic gradient happening at rest in 30% of the cases. It is attributed to the intricate interaction between the anterior mitral leaflet, the interventricular septum and altered flow vectors generated in left ventricle along with changes in outflow tract geometry. Mitral regurgitation in varying degrees is found with or without association with structural deformities of the valve apparatus. The exercise echocardiogram evidences latent obstruction easily induced by exercise in 60 to 75% of non-obstructive forms. The determination of the gradient under this condition must be considered in routine investigation of patients with mild or no obstruction at rest. The evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy incorporates methods based on the ultrasound image, which, along with MRI, allow recognizing ventricular obstruction generating mechanisms, thus facilitating the diagnosis and management of obstructive and latent obstructive forms.
Beatriz Piva E Mattos; Marco Antonio Rodrigues Torres; Taiane Francieli Rebelatto; Melina Silva de Loreto; Fernando Luís Scolari
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Title:  Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia     Volume:  99     ISSN:  1678-4170     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq. Bras. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-9-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0421031     Medline TA:  Arq Bras Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  665-675     Citation Subset:  -    
Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre.
Vernacular Title:
O diagnóstico da obstrução da via de saída do ventrículo esquerdo na cardiomiopatia hipertrófica.
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