To know the different phenotypes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and their significance. To recognize those MRI findings that establish the differential diagnosis between HCM and its phenocopies.TABLE OF CONTENTS/OUTLINE
Introduction. Cardiac MRI for morpho-functional characterization of the LV in patients with positive genotype/negative phenotype for HCM, classic phenotypical presentation, adverse remodeling of the LV and end-stage disease. HCM phenocopies: physiologic LV remodeling in athlete’s heart, increased LV afterload due to systemic arterial hypertension or aortic stenosis, LV non-compaction, infiltrative diseases (cardiac amyloidosis and other storage diseases) and endomyocardial disease. Conclusion.