Pacemaker Treatment for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy: Are Long-Term Results as Good as Short-Term Ones?

  • L. J. Kappenberger
  • N. Aebischer
  • X. Jeanrenaud
Conference paper


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex disease of multiple genetic origins. It is usually a familial cardiac disorder, recognised to be of heterogeneous expression with diverse clinical manifestations and outcome. This structural and functional abnormality of the myocardium is the phenotype of many genetic disorders of encoding proteins of the sarcomere. The diagnostic disorder is a thickened and non-dilated left ventricle in the absence of an associated condition that could explain the hypertrophy.


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Crossover Phase Longterm Result Gradient Reduction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Kappenberger
    • 1
  • N. Aebischer
    • 1
  • X. Jeanrenaud
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)LausanneSwitzerland

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