Doc With HCM Himself Was Myectomy Pioneer


Pioneer by Camgee

This story is fascinating.  Dr. Andrew  Morrow, a cardiac surgeon at the National Institute of Health from 1953 until his death in 1982, was a HCM patient himself. Dr. Morrow was the first surgeon to do myectomy surgery.  According to the article, Dr. Morrow was diagnosed by his colleague, Eugene Braunwald, at approximately the same time he pioneered myectomy surgery.