Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Importance of Q waves in early diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  1. Usha Rao,
  2. A Agarwal
  1. Department of Cardiology, West Suffolk Hospital, Suffolk, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Usha Rao, Cardiology SpR, West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2QZ, UK; drusharao{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

A 52-year-old non-smoker was admitted with an ‘out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillatory’ event. He was resuscitated by paramedics. He previously had been fit and well with no family history of sudden cardiac death. ECG showed left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with deep T wave inversion (figure 1, panel 1). Coronary angiography revealed normal coronaries, but echocardiogram demonstrated concentric LVH with asymmetrical septal hypertrophy. Cardiac MRI confirmed …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.