Current operative treatment of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

@article{Mcintosh1988CurrentOT,
  title={Current operative treatment of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={C L Mcintosh and Barry Joel Maron},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1988},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={487-95}
}
O perative intervention has been an important part of the therapeutic strategy for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) for the past 30 years. 1-6 Cleland,' in 1958, was the first to successfully perform a transaortic myectomy in a patient with the obstructive form of this disease by resecting a small amount of muscle from the thickened upper portion of the ventricular septum. Shortly thereafter, Morrow2 modified and refined the ventricular septal myotomy-myectomy operation,3* which… CONTINUE READING