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A needle stick technique for septal myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  23336896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We developed a needle stick technique for treating hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Three 21-gauge needles are inserted into the interventricular septum just below the aortic valve annulus beyond the far side of the septal bulge. The right and left needles are both side margins, and the center needle is a guide for the thickness. Each needle plays a role as a mark of resection for the width, length, and thickness. The needles also stabilize the ventricular septum and provide good exposure of the entire septal hypertrophy. This technique is helpful to safely achieve sufficient septal myectomy of a constant thickness.
Akihiko Usui; Yoshimori Araki; Hideki Oshima; Yuichi Ueda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  726-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan. Electronic address:
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