Cory Cheatham

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (IHSS)

I. What every physician needs to know. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common genetic cardiac disease, and occurs when there is marked left ventricular hypertrophy in the absence of inciting factors, such as hypertension. It is caused by autosomal dominant mutations in one of 10 different genes coding for proteins needed to form the cardiac…

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

I. What every physician needs to know. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, microvascular thrombi, and varying levels of organ damage. It can be a hereditary or acquired condition, secondary to mutations or antibody inhibitors to the protein ADAMTS13; a protease that cleaves von Willebrand factor…

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