Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and the mitral valve

  • B. Nasseri
  • C. Stamm
  • E.M. Delmo Walter
  • R. Hetzer


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex congenital cardiac disease and belongs to the group of cardiomyopathies. The estimated prevalence is 1:500. Although it has unique pathophysiological characteristics, there is a great diversity of functional, clinical, morphological, and molecular findings. Therefore and because of the relatively low prevalence in general practice, therapy management decisions have been derived from nonrandomized and retrospective investigations.


Mitral Valve Sudden Cardiac Death Mitral Regurgitation Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mitral Valve Replacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Nasseri
    • 1
  • C. Stamm
    • 1
  • E.M. Delmo Walter
    • 2
  • R. Hetzer
    • 3
  1. 1.Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular SurgeryDeutsches Herzzentrum BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinCharité Medical University BerlinBerlinGermany

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