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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Imaging

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: December 6, 2018
Expiration date: December 6, 2024
Reviewed: December 5, 2021


Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are frequently evaluated in the cardiac catheterization laboratory to assess baseline hemodynamics, left ventricular to aortic gradients, and coronary anatomy. Imaging performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory can also provide important diagnostic and physiology information. In this lesson, we will review the typical findings on left ventriculography, review the physiology of systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve, and review the clinical and hemodynamic profiles associated with acquired left ventricular outflow track obstruction.

You Will Learn

  • To recognize left ventricular contraction patterns on left ventriculography that are associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • To describe the pathophysiology of systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • To recognize the physiology associated with acquired dynamic obstruction of the left ventricular outflow track

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. His clinical practice includes complex percutaneous coronary intervention, myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, structural heart disease, and general cardiology. Dr. Ragosta is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at UVA and author of numerous textbooks related to cardiac catheterization and hemodynamic interpretation.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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