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Utility of preprocedural multidetector computed tomography in alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

  • Takashi Yanagiuchi
  • Norio TadaEmail author
  • Yoshihiro Haga
  • Shinichi Suzuki
  • Mie Sakurai
  • Masataka Taguri
  • Tatsushi Ootomo
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Abstract

Preprocedural computed tomography (CT) imaging appears to provide an advantage in localization of the appropriate septal branch targeted for alcohol septal ablation (ASA). The objective of this study was to compare the clinical backgrounds, procedural characteristics, and outcomes of patients who underwent ASA with preprocedural CT assessment against those without CT assessment. Thirty consecutive patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who underwent ASA were retrospectively included. Patients who underwent preprocedural CT (CT-guided ASA group, n = 11) were compared with patients who underwent ASA without CT (traditional ASA group, n = 19). The CT-guided ASA group had a significantly lower number of approached target vessels (1 [interquartile range {IQR}, 1–2] vs. 2 [IQR, 2–3], P = 0.036) and non-ablated target vessels (0 [IQR, 0–1] vs. 1 [IQR, 0–2], P = 0.031) than the traditional ASA group. There were no differences between the two groups in total fluoroscopy time, the amount of delivered radiation dose, and the volume of contrast medium used during the procedures. There were also no differences between the two groups in procedural success rate and improvement of left ventricular outflow tract gradient and New York Heart Association functional class at 1 month follow-up. CT had a significant impact on the ASA procedure diminishing the number of target vessels, and could be a reliable assessment modality to build its procedural strategy.

Keywords

Alcohol septal ablation Computed tomography Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Left ventricle outflow tract obstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyRakuwakai Otowa HospitalKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySendai Kousei HospitalSendaiJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologySendai Kousei HospitalSendaiJapan
  4. 4.Department of Biostatistics and EpidemiologyYokohama City UniversityYokohamaJapan

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