Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and left ventricular non-compaction: two faces of the same disease

Monserrat, L.; Barriales-Villa, R.; Hermida-Prieto, N.
October 2008
Heart;Oct2008, Vol. 94 Issue 10, p1253
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the association between apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and left ventricular non-compaction. A 15 year old male lost a father to apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. His father has a history of congestive heart failure, a left ventricular wall thickness of 28mm, and left atrial hypertrophy. The man had a physical examination at 18 years of age. Genetic testing shows a heterozygous mutation from guanine to adenine at nucleotide 2263 of the ACTC gene.


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