A Close Look at Alcohol Septal Ablation and Mitra-Clip for HOCM

This recent article by Dr. Srihari Naidu of New York’s Westchester Medical Center uses great detail in describing the technique used to perform alcohol septal ablation in treating obstructive HCM.

The article also describes what is involved with the newer, experimental Mitra-Clip procedure, and discusses appropriate patient selection for both procedures.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL HCM SUMMIT VI, PART III

**Because so much HCM information was presented at the Summit, this is the third of multiple blog entries.  Stay tuned to HCMBeat for more highlights from the HCM Summit.  To see Part I of this series of highlights from the HCM Summit VI, click here and to see Part II of this series click here.**

The symposium was organized by long time HCM expert Dr. Barry Maron and his son, Dr. Martin Maron.  Both Marons are now affiliated with Tufts Medical Center’s Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center.

What follows are summaries from selected talks presented at the meeting.  The presenter and their hospital affiliation are noted below, along with the topic of their presentation.  When possible, you may access the presenters’ slides via hyperlink by clicking on the name. (Note that not all presenters made their slides available).

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Alternative to Myectomy?

Could this minimally invasive procedure prove to be a viable alternative to septal myectomy or alcohol ablation for septal reduction?

Doctors at Minneapolis Heart Institute are planning a larger, multi-center trial to test the viability of this procedure as a larger scale treatment for HCM.