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Surgical management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2007: what is new?
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PMID:  18202887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has a variable clinical presentation and penetrance. Many patients will have a benign course, but others will become symptomatic and develop left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Echocardiograph remains the standard for diagnosis and assessment of obstruction, but gains are being made in the our understanding of the genetic basis of this condition. Pharmacologic therapy remains the first-line therapy in the majority of patients, but alcohol septal ablation and surgical septal myectomy may be considered in many patients. Patients should assess both the benefits and risks of each procedure based on the best available current evidence. This paper summarizes important recent developments in HCM diagnosis and therapy.
Morgan L Brown; Hartzell V Schaff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgery     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0364-2313     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-21     Completed Date:  2008-07-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704052     Medline TA:  World J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / genetics,  mortality,  surgery*
Survival Rate
Treatment Outcome

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