Outcome of alcohol septal ablation for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

@article{Sorajja2008OutcomeOA,
  title={Outcome of alcohol septal ablation for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Paul Sorajja and Uma S. Valeti and Rick Nishimura and Steve Ommen and Charanjit S. Rihal and Bernard J. Gersh and David Hodge and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and David R. Holmes},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={
          131-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The clinical efficacy of alcohol septal ablation for drug-refractory hypertrophic cardiomyopathy remains unclear. This study examines the outcome of alcohol septal ablation performed at a tertiary hypertrophic cardiomyopathy referral center. METHODS AND RESULTS Among 601 patients with severely symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy referred for alcohol septal ablation or myectomy from 1998 to 2006, 138 patients (median age, 64 years; 39% men) chose to undergo ablation… CONTINUE READING

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