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Regression of left ventricular hypertrophy after nonsurgical septal reduction therapy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  11257074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in the absence of increased external load. Recently, nonsurgical septal reduction therapy (NSRT) with intracoronary ethanol has been introduced to treat severely symptomatic patients with outflow tract obstruction. Its long-term effects on LV mass, however, are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: The LV size, function, and outflow tract gradient of 26 HOCM patients (53+/-15 years old) who underwent NSRT were assessed by echocardiography at baseline and 1 and 2 years after the procedure. LVH was evaluated by wall thickness of individual myocardial segments, planimetered myocardial area, and mass. The outflow gradient decreased from 36+/-6 mm Hg before NSRT to 0+/-3 mm Hg at 2 years (P<0.001), with patients experiencing symptomatic improvement (P<0.05). LV end-diastolic and end-systolic dimensions increased significantly at both 1 and 2 years (P<0.001). All parameters of LVH showed evidence of regression. LV mass decreased (301+/-78 g at baseline, 223+/-5 g at 1 year, and 190+/-58 g at 2 years; P<0.01), with the 2-year reduction in mass related to infarct size and the acute reduction in outflow tract gradient (r=0.48, P<0.05 and r=0.63, P<0.01, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: NSRT results in LV remodeling that is characterized by an increase in LV size and a decrease in the extent of LVH.
W Mazur; S F Nagueh; N M Lakkis; K J Middleton; D Killip; R Roberts; W H Spencer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1524-4539     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-21     Completed Date:  2001-04-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1492-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Ethanol / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / drug therapy,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Ventricular Remodeling / physiology*
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