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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Clinical Expert Consensus Document on)

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Topics: Myocardial Disease

22/03/2003 00:00:00

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2003Full TextEuropean Heart Journal (2003) 24, 1965–1991; doi:10.1016/S0195-668X(03)00479-2
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B. J. Maron FESC and W. J. McKenna FESC (Chairpersons), G. K. Danielson, L. Kappenberger FESC, H. J. Kuhn EFESC, C. E. Seidman, P. M. Shah, W. H. Spencer III, P. Spirito, F. J. Ten Cate FESC, E. D. Wigle

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Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)

  • Introduction: Organization of committee and evidence review, Purpose of this Expert Consensus Document
  • General considerations and perspectives
  • Nomenclature, definitions, and clinical diagnosis
  • Obstruction to LV Outflow
  • Genetics and molecular diagnosis
  • General considerations for natural history, and clinical course
  • Symptoms and pharmacological management strategies: Beta-adrenergic blocking agents, Verapamil, Disopyramide, Drugs in end-stage phase, Asymptomatic patients, Infective endocarditis prophylaxis, Pregnancy
  • Treatment options for drug-refractory patients
  • Additional approaches to relieve outflow obstruction and symptoms: Dual-chamber pacing, Percutaneous alcohol septal ablation
  • Sudden Cardiac Death: Risk stratification, Prevention, Athlete recommendations
  • Atrial Fibrillation

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