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Dilated-hypokinetic evolution of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: prevalence, incidence, risk factors, and prognostic implications in pediatric and adult patients.

Authors
  • Biagini, Elena
  • Coccolo, Fabio
  • Ferlito, Marinella
  • Perugini, Enrica
  • Rocchi, Guido
  • Bacchi-Reggiani, Letizia
  • Lofiego, Carla
  • Boriani, Giuseppe
  • Prandstraller, Daniela
  • Picchio, Fernando M
  • Branzi, Angelo
  • Rapezzi, Claudio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Publication Date
Oct 18, 2005
Volume
46
Issue
8
Pages
1543–1550
Identifiers
PMID: 16226182
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Dilated-hypokinetic evolution is rare but not exceptional in HCM. Young age at diagnosis, family history of HCM, and greater wall thickness are incremental risk factors for dilated-hypokinetic HCM, which carries an ominous prognosis.

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