PAMELA A. CHEVERS, B.A.; PETER F. COHN, M.D.
To the editor: We describe here a family (husband, wife, and children) with asymmetric septal hypertrophy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an entire family with this disorder.
A 54-year-old European-born woman was admitted to the hospital with acute onset of headache and right homonymous hemianopsia. The patient's family history was negative for sudden death or congenital heart disease. She had developed symptoms of peripheral edema and fatigue during three pregnancies, and her final pregnancy (at age 33 years) was terminated prematurely because the symptoms were so severe. She subsequently underwent cardiac catheterization (in Europe) and was
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CHEVERS PA, COHN PF. Asymmetric Septal Hypertrophy in Father, Mother, and Children. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-1-133_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(1):133.
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