Alcohol septal ablation: the first patient in 1994

Br J Cardiol 2006;13:62-4 Leave a comment
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Pathological findings compatible with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) were first described in the nineteenth century by the French pathologists, Hallopeau and Liouiville. However, it was not until 1958 that Teare recognised the condition as a separate entity; Goodwin named it HOCM in 1960.

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