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The Use of Contrast-Enhanced Transthoracic Echocardiography for Spiral Variant Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
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  • Andrew Begg,
  • Garima Dahiya,
  • Andreas Kyvernitakis,
  • Robert Biederman
Andrew Begg
Allegheny Health Network
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Garima Dahiya
Allegheny Health Network
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Andreas Kyvernitakis
Allegheny Health Network
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Robert Biederman
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Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a common heritable cardiomyopathy with various clinical phenotypes. A rare spiral variant has been recently reported that has been associated with adverse outcomes and has traditionally been diagnosed using cardiac magnetic resonance. We report a case of the rare variant spiral hypertrophic cardiomyopathy where we used transthoracic echocardiography with an ultrasound enhancing agent to demonstrate the geometry of spiral hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and compared to simultaneous cardiac MRI images. The use of echocardiography with ultrasound enhancing agents may prove to be a valuable tool in identifying the geometry of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy variants in selected patients.

Peer review status:Published

30 Jun 2020Submitted to Echocardiography
02 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
02 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
02 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
01 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
08 Aug 20201st Revision Received
09 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
09 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
09 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
22 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
02 Sep 20202nd Revision Received
03 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
03 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
03 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
03 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
07 Sep 20203rd Revision Received
08 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
08 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
08 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
09 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
28 Sep 2020Published in Echocardiography. 10.1111/echo.14871