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Intracavitary pressure wire and intravascular ultrasound for the evaluation of combined symmetric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and aortic stenosis in a patient with dyspnea and syncope: treatment with ethanol septal ablation.
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PMID:  18460722     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among the aging population, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and aortic stenosis often coexist. Distinguishing the contributions of these two pathologies to the patient's symptoms of congestive heart failure, chest pain and syncope is often challenging. Furthermore, the appropriate treatment is highly dependent on a clear determination of pathophysiology. Here, we present a novel application of quantitative pressure-wire measurements and qualitative intravascular ultrasound assessment of the left ventricular outflow tract and aortic valve in determining the contributions of aortic stenosis and symmetric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to the overall left ventricular-aortic gradient. After establishing that the majority of outflow obstruction was dynamic and related to the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the patient underwent successful ethanol septal ablation.
Joanna J Wykrzykowska; Gregory Piazza; Roger J Laham
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-07     Completed Date:  2008-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E171-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, One Deaconess Road, Baker 4, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Valve / ultrasonography
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications,  therapy,  ultrasonography*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications,  therapy,  ultrasonography*
Catheter Ablation
Dyspnea / etiology,  therapy,  ultrasonography*
Ethanol / therapeutic use
Heart Ventricles / ultrasonography
Syncope / etiology,  therapy,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography / methods*
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