Echocardiography-Guided Ethanol Septal Reduction for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

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Abstract

Background

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.

Conclusions

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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