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Alcohol Septal Ablation: Technique and Outcome

  • Paul Sorajja
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Abstract

Dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction is common in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and can be associated with debilitating symptoms of heart failure. For those patients with drug-refractory symptoms, alcohol septal ablation is an effective therapy. The outcomes of alcohol septal ablation can approach the gold standard of surgical myectomy when performed in selected patients and in centers that are dedicated to the comprehensive, longitudinal care of patients with HCM.

Keywords

Ablation Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Catheter Hemodynamics Obstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Interventional CardiologyCenter for Valve and Structural Heart Disease, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Abbott Northwestern HospitalMinneapolisUSA

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