Ethanol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in a very old patient

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Abstract

Background

a 90-year-old woman who had hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy presented with drugrefractory heart failure.

Method

she successfully underwent transcoronary ethanol septal ablation under sedation.

Outcome

there was instantaneous improvement in left ventricular outflow tract gradient 6 months after discharge, and the symptoms of heart failure have resolved.

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