Heart transplantation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Marta Farrero Torres, Felix Perez-Villa

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has a broad spectrum of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic to patients with advanced heart failure and sudden death. Treatment options are limited, especially in non-obstructive forms. A minority of patients (around 3.5%) can progress to an end-stage state, characterized by systolic dysfunction and restrictive ventricular filling, related to extensive fibrotic replacement and chamber remodeling. In these cases, life expectancy is significantly reduced: a mean 3-year survival time has been reported.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21542/gcsp.2018.32

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