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Identical Twins With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Apical Aneurysm

Published:February 24, 2006DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.10.059
      Left ventricular apical aneurysms, in absence of coronary artery disease, occur in approximately 1% of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC). Identical twins, age 44 years, are presented with HC and identical LV morphology, including apical aneurysms. These cases demonstrate a genetic predisposition to the development of apical aneurysm, as well as overall LV morphology, in patients with HC.
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