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Does a Maximum Left Ventricular Thickness Greater than 30 mm Identify Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at Risk of Sudden Death?

  • I. Olivotto
  • F. Cecchi
Conference paper

Abstract

Despite very significant advances in the understanding of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the identification of patients at high risk of sudden death remains challenging [1, 2]. The possibility of achieving primary prevention of sudden death following the introduction of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in clinical practice has further highlighted the need for reliable indicators of risk. Unfortunately, all markers of risk identified to date have shown a disappointingly low positive predictive value [2].

Keywords

Sudden Death Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia Left Ventricular Wall Thickness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Olivotto
    • 1
  • F. Cecchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Referral Center for Myocardial DiseasesAzienda Ospedaliera CareggiFlorenceItaly

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