Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in a Patient Who had Previously Undergone Apical Myectomy for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Abstract

Apical hypertrophy is a rare variant of hypertropic cardiomyopathy. These patients may present with end-stage congestive heart failure subsequent to long standing diastolic dysfunction. We report the technique for left ventricular assist device insertion in a patient with previous apical myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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