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Distinguishing ventricular septal bulge versus hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the elderly
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    Dear Editor,

    We read the educational review on distinguishing ventricular septal bulge (VSB) versus hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) by Canepa et al[1] with great interest. The authors recognise the increasingly established role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in the assessment of this difficult diagnostic dilemma. They describe the gold standard role of CMR in the quantification of myocardial mass,...

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