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October 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:233-237 doi:10.5837/bjc.2011.005

Alcohol septal ablation in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Tahir Hamid, Matthew Luckie, Rajdeep S Khattar 

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Introduction Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an inherited cardiac muscle disorder, transmitted predominantly in an autosomal dominant fashion with variable penetrance and an estimated prevalence of one in 500 in the western population.1 Myocardial hypertrophy most commonly affects the interventricular septum and may be associated with dynamic obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT),2 caused by systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve leaflets. LVOT obstruction may occur at rest or only become apparent during physiological stress. Symptoms related to LVOT obstruction include dyspnoea, exertional chest pain, pre-

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January 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:62-4

Alcohol septal ablation: the first patient in 1994

Joshua A Vecht, Rekha Dave, Romeo J Vecht

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