Role of Echocardiography in the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Learning objectives

  • To understand the key role of echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

  • To learn the fundamental features that an echocardiographic report of a patient with HCM should include.

  • To differentiate sarcomeric HCM from phenocopies based on echocardiographic findings.

  • To understand the pros and cons of each echo modality (transthoracic, transoesophageal, three-dimensional) in different clinical scenarios.

  • To appreciate the importance of echo monitoring during invasive procedures in obstructive HCM.

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