A 55-year-old man was seen with palpitations, dyspnea, syncope, and a large apical left ventricular mass. A diagnosis of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy had been made by cardiac catheterization 10 years previously. Transthoracic echocardiography performed during the current evaluation, however, was suggestive of a primary cardiac tumor. At operation, a large fibroma was excised. Knowledge of the echocardiographic appearance of apical left ventricular abnormalities can be helpful in determining the most appropriate choice of therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine