Alcohol septal ablation
for the treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
Also in a related study, a treatment called alcohol septal ablation is being revealed as an effective treatment for severe cases of HCM.
In addition, the research provides a suggestion why a frequently used therapy, alcohol septal ablation, is an effective treatment for symptomatic patients who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical treatment," he added.
Alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: a systematic review of published studies.
Follow-up of alcohol septal ablation for symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy the Baylor and Medical University of South Carolina experience 1996 to 2007.
For patients > 40 years old, and also not suitable for surgery because of comorbidities, alcohol septal ablation is viable alternative therapy for relief of obstruction and improvement of symptoms.
Key words: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, obstructive HCM treatment, disopyramide, septal myectomy, alcohol septal ablation, echocardiography
This brief review summarizes how patients are selected for myectomy or alcohol septal ablation and reviews results for both procedures.
Key words: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myectomy, alcohol septal ablation
Elderly patients or those with co-morbidities may be referred for alcohol septal ablation
or dual-chamber pacing.
Percutaneous alcohol septal ablation
has also been utilized, although its ultimate utility and safety remain controversial (5).