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Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and left ventricular non-compaction: two faces of the same disease
  1. L Monserrat,
  2. R Barriales-Villa,
  3. M Hermida-Prieto
  1. Dr Lorenzo Monserrat, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña (INIBIC), CHU Juan Canalejo, As Xubias 84, A Coruña 15006, Spain; Lorenzo_monserrat{at}canalejo.org

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A 15-year-old male came to our clinic because his father had died suddenly with a previous diagnosis of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at age 38. His father’s records said he had congestive heart failure, a maximal left ventricular wall thickness of 28 mm, biventricular systolic dysfunction and left atrial hypertrophy on echocardiography. A female cousin of the …

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