Diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Antonis Pantazis MD, Annina S Vischer MD, Maria Carrillo Perez-Tome MD and Silvia Castelletti MD; Echo Res Pract. 2015 Mar 1;2(1):R45-53. doi: 10.1530/ERP-15-0007. Epub 2015 Mar 11.


Friedreich Ataxia: Histological features explain that the hypertrophy derives from a striking proliferation of mitochondria within the cardiomyocytes, and a marked loss of contractile fibres. The cardiac involvement is high (more than 60% of patient affected) and usually asymptomatic.