Asymptomatic Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in an Elite Competitive Athlete

Athena L. Huang, James MacNamara, Mark S. Link, Matthew Martinez, Joseph A. Dearani, Bryan C. Cannon, Benjamin D. Levine, Michael J. Ackerman

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A 17-year-old male elite athlete presented for evaluation after an abnormal pre-competitive college screening electrocardiogram. Subsequent evaluation revealed the presence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He remained asymptomatic throughout four years of follow-up. Through shared decision making, he continued to play competitively and is now a professional athlete. (Level of Difficulty: Advanced.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101705
JournalJACC: Case Reports
StatePublished - Jan 18 2023


  • competitive athlete
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • shared decision making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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