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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 6 November 2016 > CASE REPORT > Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction and Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve in the Absence of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction and Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve in the Absence of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Natasha Aleksova1, Alice Wang2, Christopher A. Glover1, Thierry Mesana1, Girish Dwivedi1,3

1Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
3Electronic correspondence: gdwivedi@ottawaheart.ca

Systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve is a mechanism for the development of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. While often associated with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), a case is reported of symptomatic LVOT obstruction due to intrinsic mitral valve pathology in

the absence of hypertrophy or cardiomyopathy. This case highlights the importance of recognizing isolated mitral valve pathology as a treatable cause of LVOT obstruction.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:749-751

Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction and Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve in the Absence of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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