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Alcohol septal ablation without myocardial contrast echocardiography for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  22256468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: Review the efficacy and safety of using the anatomical characteristics of the first septal branch to select the target vessel for alcohol septal ablation (ASA) in treating patients with medically refractory symptoms hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), ASA without guided myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE).
MATERIAL AND METHOD: Fifteen patients with HOCM and refractory to medical therapy were screened by echocardiography and coronary angiography between November 2007 and January 2010 in Songklanagarind university hospital. The procedure was abandoned in three patients due to vessel unsuitability. The clinical and hemodynamic data of 12 patients with HOCM before and after ASA were reviewed. The authors used the anatomical characteristics of vessel to identify the suitable septal perforator artery.
RESULTS: ASA was done successfully in 12 patients. The averages of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) peak/mean pressure gradients (PPG/MPG) were 92.4 +/- 22.5/48.8 +/- 12.8 before and 21.6 +/- 11/12.8 +/- 5 mmHg immediately after ASA. The mean absolute alcohol volume was 2.5 +/- 0.64 ml. One patient had to have alcohol injection into two septal branches. Transient complete atrioventricular block occurred in two patients. All patients reported substantial symptomatic improvement.
CONCLUSION: Most patients with medically refractory symptom HCOM have suitable first septal branches for ASA. ASA without MCE in those with suitable first septal branches is effective and safe.
Noppadol Chamnarnphol; Treechada Wisaratapong; Sirichai Cheewatanakornkul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1299-303     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand.
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