Apical hypertrophy associated with rapid T wave inversion on the electrocardiogram

Hiroshi Yamanari, Daiji Saito, Kakishita Mikio, Kazufumi Nakamura, Tsunetoyo Nanba, Hiroshi Morita, Kouzou Mizuo, Tetsuya Sato, Tohru Ohe

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A 53-year-old man who had no chest pain and no family history of heart disease demonstrated a rapid T wave change on an electrocardiogram, from a positive T wave to a giant negative T wave, within 1 year. Echocardiography showed no left ventricular hypertrophy before or after the T wave change. Cine-magnetic resonance imaging revealed focal apical hypertrophy after the appearance of the giant negative T wave. Although T wave inversions sometimes develop within a short period in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, they are rare in a patient without hypertension or chest pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalHeart and Vessels
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1995


  • Apical hypertrophy
  • Cine-magnetic resonance imaging
  • Giant negative T wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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