IMR Press / RCM / Volume 19 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm.2018.02.893
Open Access Case Review
Stress Cardiomyopathy in a Patient with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Case Presentation and Review of the Literature
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1 Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
2 Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02114
3 Columbia University Division of Cardiology at the Mount Sinai Heart Institute, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2018 , 19(2), 65–68;
Published: 30 June 2018
Stress cardiomyopathy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are two distinct entities with different pathophysiologic causes. In the recent medical literature their concurrency has been described. During the acute phase of a stress cardiomyopathy making the diagnosis of a concomitant hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may be challenging, and has important implications in both the acute and longterm clinical management. Herein, we present a case of a stress cardiomyopathy occurring in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, along with a review of the literature.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Stress cardiomyopathy
Hemodynamic instability
Myocardial edema
Mitral regurgitation
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