Asymmetric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Athletes: Always a Higher Risk for Sudden Death?

Authors

  • Rafael Thiesen Magliari Hospital Santa Paula – São Paulo (SP), Brazil; Hospital Moriah – São Paulo (SP), Brazil and; Centro de Arritmias e Eletrofisiologia Cardíaca – São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
  • Cecília Bitaraes Hospital Santa Paula – São Paulo (SP), Brazil; Hospital Moriah – São Paulo (SP), Brazil and; Centro de Arritmias e Eletrofisiologia Cardíaca – São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
  • Rodrigo Caligaris Cagi Hospital Santa Paula – São Paulo (SP), Brazil; Hospital Moriah – São Paulo (SP), Brazil and; Centro de Arritmias e Eletrofisiologia Cardíaca – São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
  • Alfredo Augusto Eyer Rodrigues Universidade Federal de São Paulo – São Paulo (SP), Brazil and Grupo DASA – São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
  • Cristiano de Oliveira Dietrich Hospital Santa Paula – São Paulo (SP), Brazil; Hospital Moriah – São Paulo (SP), Brazil and; Centro de Arritmias e Eletrofisiologia Cardíaca – São Paulo (SP), Brazil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7373-9119

Keywords:

Sudden death, Athlete heart, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) may be associated with considerable mortality in athletes. However, differentiating myocardial hypertrophy as a physiological adaptation of the heart to exercise can be a clinical challenge. In this context, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging has been shown to be a essential exam for diagnostic elucidation. The case report aimed to depict a young athlete with syncope and an initial investigation suggestive of HCM, which was excluded after deconditioning and serial MRI.

 

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Published

06-11-2020

How to Cite

Magliari, R. T. ., Bitaraes, C. ., Cagi, R. C. ., Rodrigues, A. A. E., & Dietrich, C. de O. (2020). Asymmetric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Athletes: Always a Higher Risk for Sudden Death?. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, 33(3), 156–160. Retrieved from https://www.jca.org.br/jca/article/view/3365

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Clinical Arrythmia

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