Clinical diversity of MYH7-related cardiomyopathies: Insights into genotype–phenotype correlations

Tova Hershkovitz, Alina Kurolap, Noa Ruhrman-Shahar, Daniel Monakier, Elizabeth T. DeChene, Gabriela Peretz-Amit, Birgit Funke, Nili Zucker, Rafael Hirsch, Wen Hann Tan, Hagit Baris Feldman*

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MYH7-related disease (MRD) is the most common hereditary primary cardiomyopathy (CM), with pathogenic MYH7 variants accounting for approximately 40% of familial hypertrophic CMs. MRDs may also present as skeletal myopathies, with or without CM. Since pathogenic MYH7 variants result in highly variable clinical phenotypes, from mild to fatal forms of cardiac and skeletal myopathies, genotype–phenotype correlations are not always apparent, and translation of the genetic findings to clinical practice can be complicated. Data on genotype–phenotype correlations can help facilitate more specific and personalized decisions on treatment strategies, surveillance, and genetic counseling. We present a series of six MRD pedigrees with rare genotypes, encompassing various clinical presentations and inheritance patterns. This study provides new insights into the spectrum of MRD that is directly translatable to clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-372
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • MYH7
  • MYH7-related disease
  • cardiomyopathy
  • skeletal myopathy


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