Modified septal myectomy using a curved knife for left ventricular septal hypertrophy.

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An 86-year-old woman presented with chest pain and discomfort. Echocardiography revealed severe aortic valve stenosis and asymmetric septal hypertrophy. Aortic valve replacement and myectomy were performed using a curved knife. The blade was U-shaped in cross-section, and was curved upward along the long axis. Hypertrophic septal myocardium was removed… (More)
DOI: 10.1532/HSF98.2014409

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