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Find the right dr: I believe you're referring to alcohol septal ablation, where alcohol is instilled into coronary artery to kill muscle that, due to genetic disease, has grown out of control. The procedure has a steep learning curve, with a fine line between achieving the desired result and damaging adjacent healthy tissue. An experienced physician is crucial--ballpark figure is at least 100-200 prior procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a cardilogist: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) is a significant and lifelong type of heart disease that can potentially have serious complications. Everyone with hcm should be monitored closely by a cardiologist. Treatment options include medications and surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex: One or more chambers of the heart becomes dilated (frequently from uncontrolled blood pressure, mi, or bad valves). The heart gradually becomes insufficient as a pump, usually because one side gets behind in it's work, then pressure rises within the heart, lungs, or peripheral circulation. Medication to improve the pump and/or reduce the volume to be pumped can compensate for the deficiency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mother 83 yrs has gd IV mitral & tricuspid regurg gr III aortic regurg conc left ventricular hypertrophy, mild pulmon hyper ef 57% rest is ok advice?
Symptoms: The level of exertion is often dictated by symptoms. Rest is ok, but staying active may help her be more in tune with her body and may allow her to recognize when she is starting to get worse. I always encourage my patients to stay as active as appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart disease: Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disorder that is one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death in young people, particularly athletes. It is quite rare, but can be devastating in its ability to produce fatal arrhythmias. It is also a serious cause of heart failure due to decreased blood flow through the aortic valve to due obstruction of flow by the ventricular septum. ...Read more
Probably not: If the diagnosis is correct, all forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy aren't curable in the sense that it will just get better and go away. However, apical hcm tends to have a much better overall prognosis and fewer symptoms, with a long life expectancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers