Int J Angiol 2020; 29(03): 180-182
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709463
Review Article

Ten Tips and Tricks for Performing Alcohol Septal Ablation in Patients with Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

Josef Veselka
1  Department of Cardiology, Charles University, University Hospital Motol, 2nd Medical School, Prague 15000, Czech Republic
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Abstract

Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) is an effective interventional therapeutic strategy to reduce or eliminate left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Although ASA was introduced 25 years ago, there are still no available guidelines to follow. Therefore, most interventional cardiologists rely on their own experience, which is often limited by a relatively low number of performed procedures. This paper presents ten tips and tricks to safe and effective ASA for HOCM.



Publication History

Publication Date:
23 April 2020 (online)

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