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Distinguishing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from athlete’s heart: a clinical problem of increasing magnitude and significance
  1. B J Maron
  1. Correspondence to:
    Barry J Maron
    MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, 920 E. 28th Street, Suite 60, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA;


As hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a common cause of sudden deaths among athletes, differentiating this condition from the non-pathological “athlete’s heart” presents an important challenge

  • HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • LV, left ventricular
  • SAM, systolic anterior motion
  • cardiomyopathy
  • athletes
  • echocardiography
  • sudden death

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  • I have no competing interests to declare.