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A case of transient hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  1. T J Cahill,
  2. C J Coats,
  3. P M Elliott
  1. The Heart Hospital, University College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr P M Elliott, The Heart Hospital, University College London, 16-18 Westmoreland Street, London W1G 8PH, UK; perry.elliott{at}ucl.ac.uk

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A 46-year-old woman was admitted following three episodes of collapse. She had no past medical history but her cousin had died suddenly in her 30s from an unknown heart condition.

Physical examination and blood pressure were normal. An electrocardiogram (ECG) showed diffuse T wave inversion (figure 1), and troponin I measured at 12 h was 0.96 μg/l. Routine blood tests, inflammatory markers, coronary angiography and 24 h Holter …

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