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What does SAM stand for?

SAM stands for Systolic Anterior Motion

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These athletes showed relatively mild left ventricular hypertrophy (wall thickness, 13-16 mm) in association with nondilated cavity (end-diastolic dimension, 47-50 mm) in the absence of systemic hypertension, as well as mild systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve in one [subject] and ventricular tachycardia in two.
Echocardiography revealed a resting gradient of 60 mm Hg and systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve septal leaflet.
Other features, useful but not necessary in diagnosing HCM, are: 1) mitral valve systolic anterior motion (absent or mild in nonobstructed pattern) (9); 2) anteriorly positioned mitral valve leaflet coaptation (10,11); 3) anomalous anterior insertion of papillary muscles (12,13), 4) diastolic dysfunction.