Non-surgical reduction of septal myocardial mass in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

@article{Fusegawa1999NonsurgicalRO,
  title={Non-surgical reduction of septal myocardial mass in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Y. Fusegawa and S. Abe and M. Sakakibara and S. Handa},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={
          585-9
        }
}
Non-surgical reduction of septal myocardial mass was performed with success in a 48-year-old male with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Angioplasty balloon inflated in the first septal branch of the left anterior descending artery dramatically reduced the pressure gradient across the outflow tract of the left ventricle. Following injections of absolute alcohol into the artery with the balloon kept inflated induced a small septal myocardial infarction. By hemodynamic evaluation, the peak… Expand

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