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Good Transplant Outcomes in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Post-heart transplant survival does not differ significantly between patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) and those with other types of heart disease, according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.To elucidate the post-transplant prognosis for patients with HC, Tomoko S. Kato, M.D., Ph.D., from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed 813 consecutive transplant recipients undergoing cardiac transplantation from 1999 to 2010. The clinical course was compared for 41 patients with idiopathic HC, 373 patients with ischemic heart disease, and 398 patients with other heart disease.

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