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[Verapamil treatment in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy]

DÉKÁNY Miklós1

JUNE 30, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(01 KLSZ)

[The main aims of therapy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, in which ways the symptoms of the patients can be decreased and their survival can be made longer, are as follows: to ameliorate the impaired ventricular relaxation during diastole, to decrease or abolish the obstruction to the left ventricular outflow in systole, as well as to prevent or abolish the atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Verapamil treatment can be advantageous in each of the above respect. The author describes the characteristics and pathophysiology of the disease in order to understand the favourable effects of Verapamil. On the basis of the literature he gives an outline of the experiences attaining with the application of the drug. He makes the reader acquainted with the results of follow-up studies and with his own observations treating 35 patients with verapamil.]

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