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A 39-year-old man comes to the physician for a ...


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submitted by yotsubato(214),

Murmur that is louder with reduced venous return => Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

HOCM is due to mutations encoding sarcomeres such as myosin binding protein C and beta myosin heavy chain.

btl_nyc  So I thought this was Marfan's because the murmur from HOCM is at the left sternal border, but Marfan's is a defect in fibrillin, not in collagen. +  

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submitted by maxillarythirdmolar(0),

FA 19, pg. 305 - May see Mitral regurgitation due to impaired mitral valve closure.

I always find it important to remember that once you get pathology somewhere in the heart, you can expect pathology everywhere behind it, over time.

So in this case you start with HCM -> Mitral regurg -> LA dilation -> A.fib -> LA/LV failure -> Pulm edema -> RHF -> etc.

It's always a matter of time.

mario  wrong q bro @ maxillarythirdmolar +