Echocardiography in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Usefulness of old and new techniques in the diagnosis and pathophysiological assessment

Maria Angela Losi, Stefano Nistri, Maurizio Galderisi, Sandro Betocchi, Franco Cecchi, Iacopo Olivotto, Eustachio Agricola, Piercarlo Ballo, Simona Buralli, Antonello D'Andrea, Arcangelo D'Errico, Donato Mele, Susanna Sciomer, Sergio Mondillo

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Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is one of the most common inherited cardiomyopathy. The identification of patients with HCM is sometimes still a challenge. Moreover, the pathophysiology of the disease is complex because of left ventricular hyper-contractile state, diastolic dysfunction, ischemia and obstruction which can be coexistent in the same patient. In this review, we discuss the current and emerging echocardiographic methodology that can help physicians in the correct diagnostic and pathophysiological assessment of patients with HCM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalCardiovascular Ultrasound
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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