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  • 05/31/13--05:00: Not What It Looks Like
  • Not What It Looks Like: A Transient Cardiomyopathy Significant cardiac signs and symptoms developed in a young patient undergoing treatment for a severe infection. The 23-year-old man presented with a left groin abscess and a 5-day history of fever. Computed tomography (CT) showed findings consistent with fasciitis (Figure 1). He was initially treated with intravenous […]

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    There are many misconceptions about cardiomyopathy. For example, it is thought that people with cardiomyopathy are destined to die young. In this interview, Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, discusses a new review which outlines common misconceptions and facts about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Related Research Misconceptions and Facts About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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    Sudden cardiac death is often linked with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in young athletes, but with a divergence of study results. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the prevalence of sudden cardiac deaths associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy vs sudden cardiac deaths associated with structurally normal hearts. Methods A structured search of MEDLINE was conducted for studies published […]

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    Presentation During his college years, the patient, at 6 ft, 8 in and 280 lb, aroused the attention of professional basketball scouts. But exertional fatigue and shortness of breath truncated his athletic aspirations. These symptoms continued in the ensuing years, necessitating approximately 15 hospitalizations at outside institutions for progressive dyspnea. No discernible etiology was established […]

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      Sudden deaths in young, seemingly healthy competitive athletes are tragic events, often with wide media coverage and high public visibility. There is substantial interest in establishing the cause of these deaths and the roles that race and gender may play. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, investigators report that […]

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      Sudden deaths in young competitive athletes are tragic events, with high public visibility. The importance of race and gender with respect to sport and the diagnosis and causes of sudden death in athletes has generated substantial interest. Methods The US National Registry of Sudden Death in Athletes, 1980-2011, was accessed to define the epidemiology […]

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    To read this article in its entirety please visit our website. - This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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      Recently, the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) showed that intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure is beneficial, but is associated with more adverse events. Hyponatremia was notably more frequent in the intensive treatment group. Investigating its risk factors is crucial for preventing this complication. Our objective in this study was to identify risk […]

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    To the Editor: Systemic amyloidosis results from extracellular deposition of fibrillar material derived from aggregation of precursor proteins into insoluble beta-pleated sheets. The most frequently recognized types are due to prolonged inflammation, deposition of immunoglobulin light chains, and accumulation of transthyretin, a tetrameric protein synthesized in the liver. Transthyretin amyloidosis can occur owing to wild-type […]