Vol 59, No 9 (2003)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Seven hospitalisations - diagnostic difficulties in a male patient with a 20-year history of chest pain

Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Stefan Grajek, Piotr Bręborowicz, Włodzimierz Skorupski, Andrzej Cieśliński
Kardiol Pol 2003;59(9):235-238.
Vol 59, No 9 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 45-year-old male patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is presented. The patient suffered from chest pain since his childhood. He was hospitalised several times but accurate diagnosis was not established for nearly 20 years. The ECG changes were interpreted as myocardial ischaemia. The proper diagnosis was based on echocardiographic and catheterisation data. Nowadays, echocardiography is the method of choice in the detection of HCM. HCM is an important cause of chest pain, especially in young patients.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 45-year-old male patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is presented. The patient suffered from chest pain since his childhood. He was hospitalised several times but accurate diagnosis was not established for nearly 20 years. The ECG changes were interpreted as myocardial ischaemia. The proper diagnosis was based on echocardiographic and catheterisation data. Nowadays, echocardiography is the method of choice in the detection of HCM. HCM is an important cause of chest pain, especially in young patients.
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Keywords

chest pain - hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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Title

Seven hospitalisations - diagnostic difficulties in a male patient with a 20-year history of chest pain

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 59, No 9 (2003)

Pages

235-238

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;59(9):235-238.

Keywords

chest pain - hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Authors

Aleksander Araszkiewicz
Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela
Stefan Grajek
Piotr Bręborowicz
Włodzimierz Skorupski
Andrzej Cieśliński

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