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The patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has a family
  1. Imke Christiaans,
  2. Arthur A M Wilde
  1. Department of Clinical Genetics and Cardiology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Imke Christiaans, Academic Medical Centre, Department of Clinical Genetics, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands; i.christiaans{at}

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To the Editor We have read the paper on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) by ten Berg et al with great interest.1 As the paper has an educational aim, we would like to address some minor misconceptions that could have major implications.

Genotyping in HCM to establish a molecular diagnosis in HCM patients can indeed probably not be used to guide prognosis or therapy. However, it has …

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