Surgical myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the 21st century, the evolution of the "RPR" repair: resection, plication, and release.

@article{Swistel2012SurgicalMF,
  title={Surgical myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the 21st century, the evolution of the "RPR" repair: resection, plication, and release.},
  author={Daniel G. Swistel and Sandhya K. Balaram},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={498-502}
}
Since its first description in the 1950s, the pathophysiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has been clarified by advanced echocardiographic technologies. Improved pharmacotherapy now successfully treats most afflicted individuals. Along with these advances, surgical management has also evolved, as the role of the mitral valve and the subvalvular structures in causing obstruction has been identified. Over the last 2 decades, a variety of options to surgically manage the complex patient with… CONTINUE READING

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