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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 393-401

Treatment of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A clinician's guide-2001

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

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Steve R Ommen
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is manifest by interesting pathophysiology. Understanding these mechanisms and roles of current therapeutic modalities is the key to successful treatment of symptomatic patients. There is now a diverse armamentarium of treatments, including medical therapy, pacemaker therapy, surgical therapy, and most recently catheter-based therapy. Careful advice, with emphasis on proven therapies and potential pitfalls, is crucial to facilitating the appropriate choices by patients. It is the purpose of this monograph to provide a rational approach to therapy, which must be individualized for each patient.

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