Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Authors' reply

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7558.97-a (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:97
  1. Paolo Spirito, director (paolo.spirito@galliera.it),
  2. Camillo Autore, professor of cardiovascular medicine
  1. Divisione di Cardiologia, Ospedali Galliera, Via Volta 8, 16128, Genoa, Italy
  2. Unità Operativa di Cardiologia, Ospedale Sant'Andrea, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Via Grottarossa, 1035-1039, Rome 00189, Italy

    EDITOR—Wald and Law assert that coronary artery disease, rather than hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is the most common cause of sudden and unexpected cardiac death in the young. Our differing conclusions were based on the recent guidelines on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and on the results of a large and systematic evaluation of the causes of sudden death in competitive athletes.1 …

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