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Synchronous cardiac arrest in monozygotic twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - Is sudden cardiac death genetically pre-programmed?

Cheng Yee Goh, Muhammad Asrar Ul Haq, Vivek Mutha, William J van Gaal

BMC CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a myocardial disorder characterised by left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in the absence of another cardiac or systemic disease capable of producing the magnitude of LVH evident. HCM causes variable symptoms and is one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young adults. While various phenotypic features of HCM among monozygotic twin pairs are not uncommonly reported, occurrence of synchronous cardiac arrest among them is not known from literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of monozygotic twins with HCM who both had a cardiac arrest post physical exertion in 63rd year of their lives. CONCLUSION: This case highlights ..

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