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Heart 91:538 doi:10.1136/hrt.2004.045849
  • Miscellanea

Triphasic left ventricular filling in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  1. A Q Araujo,
  2. E Arteaga,
  3. V M C Salemi,
  4. C Mady
  1. aloirqueiroz@cardiol.br

    These images show a triphasic pattern of left ventricular (LV) filling in a symptomatic 15 year old patient with non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This pattern of LV filling is unusual. The sequence clearly demonstrated three separated filling waves. The underlying mechanism seems to be a mixed pattern …