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Surgical Septal Myectomy Versus Alcohol Septal Ablation: Assessing the Status of the Controversy in 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

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Source Name: Circulation


Maron, BJ.; Nishimura, RA

In this review, the authors describe alternative treatments for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The most important evidence comparing alcohol septal ablation (ASA) and surgical myectomy is discussed. The authors conclude that surgery is most consistent in achieving optimal hemodynamic results, quality of life and longevity. ASA however is a good alternative in older patients with more comorbidities. 

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