Latent obstruction in outflow tract of left ventricle in patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Authors: K. Čurila;  P. Gregor
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2011, 13(1): 63-64
Category: Case report - competitive


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, affecting 1 in 500 adult persons, is most common heritable cardiovascular disease. It is characterized by a wide genotypic and phenotypic hetero­geneity. In this paper we describe the case of 57-year-old patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, who suffered serious symptoms due to latent obstruction in the outflow tract of the left cardiac ventricle. The obstruction was detected with the aid of stress echocardiography. Following optimization of pharmacotherapy, the patient’s symptoms disappeared without the need for intervention therapy.

hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – obstruction – gradient – angina pectoris


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