Echocardiography-Guided Ethanol Septal Reduction for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

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Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction is frequently responsible for symptoms in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Medical therapy is often not sufficient to control these symptoms, and surgical myotomy-myomectomy is required.


Echocardiography-guided ethanol septal reduction in patients with HOCM is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that provides symptomatic relief with improved hemodynamic and left ventricular parameters. (Circulation. 1998;98:1750-1755.)

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