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Surgical myectomy improves pulmonary hypertension in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Monday, August 11, 2014

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Source Name: European Heart Journal


Geske JB, Konecny T, Ommen SR, Nishimura RA, Sorajja P, Schaff HV, Ackerman MJ, Gersh BJ.

The authors of this study investigated the effect of myectomy on pulmonary hypertension in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). In a retrospective study of 306 HCM patients, they found that myectomy was associated with an evident reduction in right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP), both in patients with moderate/severe PH and in all patients with PH (RVSP>35mmHg). Their findings can help to guide therapeutic expectations and provide insight into pulmonary haemodynamics following obstruction relief.

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