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.

Surgery Riskier for HCM Patients

 

According to a recent article in the British Cardiac Society’s Heart, HCM patients have a higher complication rate associated with unrelated non-cardiac surgeries than non-HCM patient undergoing similar procedures.  Hence, HCM patients undergoing surgery should receive increased attention during and after surgery.