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Regression of left ventricular hypertrophy in a transplanted heart
  1. S C D Grant,
  2. A N Rahman,
  3. N H Brooks
  1. Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester


    A woman with advanced coronary artery disease underwent heart transplantation. The donor heart had left ventricular hypertrophy. The electrocardiographic and echocardiographic evidence of left ventricular hypertrophy regressed during follow up; estimated left ventricular mass decreased from 393 g to 171 g. The adaptation of myocardial mass and performance after transplantation is not fully understood. This case illustrates the potential for regression of left ventricular hypertrophy in response to altered loading conditions.

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