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Case report
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as a cause of cardiac insufficiency in an 84-year-old woman – a case report

Radosław Grabysa
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(2):179-182.

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Vol 66, No 2 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-03-03
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) is a unique form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy first described in Japan in 1976. The typical features of ApHCM consist of ‘giant’ negative T waves in the ECG and a ‘spade-like’ configuration of the left ventricular cavity detected by imaging techniques. We describe a case of an 84-year-old female in whom heart failure was the first symptom of the disease.

Abstract

Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) is a unique form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy first described in Japan in 1976. The typical features of ApHCM consist of ‘giant’ negative T waves in the ECG and a ‘spade-like’ configuration of the left ventricular cavity detected by imaging techniques. We describe a case of an 84-year-old female in whom heart failure was the first symptom of the disease.
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Keywords

apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; cardiac insufficiency

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Title


Case report
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as a cause of cardiac insufficiency in an 84-year-old woman – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 2 (2008)

Pages

179-182

Published online

2008-03-03

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(2):179-182.

Keywords

apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
cardiac insufficiency

Authors

Radosław Grabysa

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