[Diagnosis of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using contrast echocardiography]

Rev Esp Cardiol. 2001 Nov;54(11):1336-8. doi: 10.1016/s0300-8932(01)76506-2.
[Article in Spanish]


Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease with clear electrocardiographic and echocardiographic characteristics. However, poor visualization of apical endocardial border is a limiting factor to diagnose apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by echocardiography. We present a case report of a patient with a characteristic electrocardiogram but poor apical endocardial border delineation. A contrast-enhanced echocardiography was performed to confirm the diagnosis of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We discuss the role of echocardiographic image enhancement with contrast to diagnose apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Contrast Media / administration & dosage*
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans


  • Contrast Media