Transapical Myectomy for Septal Hypertrophy Not Accessible Through the Aortic Root

Eduard Quintana, Hartzell V. Schaff, Joseph A. Dearani

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Exposure of the basal and midventricular septum through the aortic root to relieve obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be challenging. Inadequate myectomy will lead to persistent symptoms and disability. Adequate exposure of the obstructive left ventricular septum is of paramount importance in primary and redo myectomy. In selected patients, either at primary myectomy or at redo myectomy, septal excision can be approached through a left ventricular transapical incision when transaortic exposure is inadequate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-457
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 21 2015


  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • myectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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