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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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DAVILA, Fabián et al. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: 5 year experience. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2017, vol.24, n.3, pp.297-297.  Epub Aug 12, 2016. ISSN 0120-5633.


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is defined as the thickening of the left ventricular wall that is not explained by abnormal loading conditions, imposing a risk for arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death. We attempt to identify the prevalence, clinical features and treatment of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy assisted within our institution.

Material and methods:

Records of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy were pulled and analysed, defining general features and exploring differences among subgroups; all statistical contrasts assumed a confidence of 95%.


22 cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy were assessed, 40.9% of whom were female, average age was 54. 77.27% showed mitral insufficiency, 63.4% reported chest pain, 68.18% were receiving renin inhibitor therapy and 95.45% were taking beta blockers. Average septum thickness was 22.77 mm, prevalence of atrial fibrillation was 22.7% and coronary disease 18%.


Prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy during the 2009-2013 period was of 2.35%, mostly related to mitral insufficiency and previous history of chest pain; prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in our study was of 22.7%,and 28% for coronary disease.

Keywords : Chest pain; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Sudden cardiac death; Tachyarrhythmias; Atrial fibrillation.

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