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Case reports
Alcohol ablation of the interventricular septum in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy complicated by an increase in the pressure gradient in the left ventricular outflow tract. A case report

Wojciech Płazak, Piotr Podolec, Marek Krochin, Andrzej Gackowski, Piotr Pieniążek, Bogusław Kapelak, Jerzy Sadowski, Wiesława Tracz
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(9):989-993.

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Vol 64, No 9 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-10-11
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 70 year old female with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy who underwent alcohol ablation of the interventricular septum, is presented. Following the procedure, the pressure gradient decreased from 120 mmHg to 80 mmHg. However, 30 minutes after ablation the patients developed hypotension and pulmonary oedema. Echocardiography revealed a significant systolic anterior movement of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve and elevated pressure gradient up to 200 mmHg. The patient underwent urgent surgery (myectomy), followed by the mitral valve replacement with a favourable outcome.

Abstract

A case of a 70 year old female with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy who underwent alcohol ablation of the interventricular septum, is presented. Following the procedure, the pressure gradient decreased from 120 mmHg to 80 mmHg. However, 30 minutes after ablation the patients developed hypotension and pulmonary oedema. Echocardiography revealed a significant systolic anterior movement of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve and elevated pressure gradient up to 200 mmHg. The patient underwent urgent surgery (myectomy), followed by the mitral valve replacement with a favourable outcome.
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Keywords

hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy; alcohol ablation; pressure gradient

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Title

Case reports
Alcohol ablation of the interventricular septum in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy complicated by an increase in the pressure gradient in the left ventricular outflow tract. A case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 9 (2006)

Pages

989-993

Published online

2006-10-11

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(9):989-993.

Keywords

hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
alcohol ablation
pressure gradient

Authors

Wojciech Płazak
Piotr Podolec
Marek Krochin
Andrzej Gackowski
Piotr Pieniążek
Bogusław Kapelak
Jerzy Sadowski
Wiesława Tracz

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