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Advanced imaging for risk stratification of sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  1. Jay Ramchand,
  2. Agostina M Fava,
  3. Michael Chetrit,
  4. Milind Y Desai
  1. Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Milind Y Desai, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA; desaim2{at}ccf.org

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We thank Dr Yalta1 and colleagues for the interest in our review article on advanced imaging for risk stratification of sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).2 The authors highlight the importance of excluding transient LV apical ballooning/ Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) as a potential mimic of left ventricular apical aneurysm in individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

We fully agree that TTC should be distinguished from an apical aneurysm especially considering the presence of an aneurysm may be used as a risk modifier …

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