Two-Dimensional Echocardiographic Imaging in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

  • Martin G. St. John Sutton
  • Nathaniel Reichek


Since hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) was first described in the late 1950s [1, 2], no other primary myocardial disease has received more attention or generated greater controversy. However, the clinical diagnosis continues to be overlooked. This is because of confusion arising from the seemingly paradoxical physical signs, which consist on the one hand of the auscultatory features of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, the other hand of the characteristically hyperdynamic arterial pulse contour [3–6]. These diagnostic problems have been partly resolved by the introduction of echocardiography.


Mitral Valve Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Left Ventricular Cavity Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction Systolic Anterior Motion 
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  • Nathaniel Reichek

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