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Technology Insight: transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy

Abstract

Outflow tract obstruction affects 5-10% of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients. Although myectomy is the gold standard treatment, alcohol septal ablation has emerged as an alternative nonsurgical procedure. Burri and Sigwart present a round up of the past 10 years' experience and discuss the pros and cons of this procedure.

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Figure 2: Angiography of the left coronary artery
Figure 3: Echocardiography before and after injection of alcohol into target septal vessel

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Burri, H., Sigwart, U. Technology Insight: transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy. Nat Rev Cardiol 2, 101–107 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/ncpcardio0095

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