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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Sudden death is rare in young people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7558.96-b (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:96
  1. David S Wald, senior lecturer ([email protected]),
  2. Malcolm Law, professor
  1. Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine, London EC1M 6BQ
  2. Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine, London EC1M 6BQ

    EDITOR—In their review on the management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Spirito and Autore claim that the condition is the most common cause of sudden death in young people without symptoms.1 This is incorrect. The table summarises the results of 12 studies that provided data on the …

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