Research Article

Elevated Level of Troponin but Not N-Terminal Probrain Natriuretic Peptide Is Associated with Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Calculated According to the ESC Guidelines 2014

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the patients.

NYHA class2.3 ± 0.6
CCS class1.5 ± 0.4
Syncope (n)15
Sudden death in family history (n)15
NSVT in current Holter (n)11
Creatinine, μg/L82.3 ± 11.6
Maximum LV thickness, mm22.5 ± 4.2
Resting LVOT gradient, ≥30 mm Hg (n)8
Provocable LVOT gradient, ≥30 mm Hg (n)17
Left atrial diameter, mm, mean (SD)4.83 ± 0.81
Drugs with negative chronotropic properties (n)

CCS: Canadian Cardiovascular Society; LVOT: left ventricular outflow tract; LV: left ventricular; NSVT: nonsustained ventricular tachycardia; NYHA: New York Heart Association.