Does surgical relief of obstruction improve prognosis for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

  title={Does surgical relief of obstruction improve prognosis for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?},
  author={Ronald E. Ross and Mark V Sherrid and Mairead M Casey and Daniel G. Swistel and Sandhya K. Balaram},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular diseases},
  volume={54 6},
Unique genetic characteristics of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), including heterogeneity and incomplete penetrance, have made making predictions about prognosis complex. We reviewed data from septal myectomy results as published from 1980 to 2011, most of which come from specialized tertiary care centers. We also performed a retrospective review of 132 consecutive patients who underwent HCM surgery at our institution. At a mean follow-up of 4.2 ± 3.2 years (range, 3 days to 14.2 years… CONTINUE READING
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