Title

Clinical and echocardiographic features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the elderly

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Journal

American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology

Volume

10

Issue

1

DOI

10.1111/j.1076-7460.2001.90850.x

Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a familial cardiac disease with exceptionally diverse clinical and morphologic presentations. The influence of age on the disease manifestation has become increasingly clear over the last decade. Most initial reports concentrated on characterization and treatment of the disease in younger individuals, but a better appreciation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in elderly patients has yielded important information regarding clinical presentation, morphologic appearance on echocardiography, prognosis, and management. This paper reviews the literature focusing on the age-related differences in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. © 2001 by Cardiovascular Reviews & Reports, Inc.

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