3 doctors weighed in:
Which people are candidates for mechanical therapy for hocm?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Saqib Masroor
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Symptoms
Severe obtruction and symptoms are needed before one considers treatment for hocm.

In brief: Symptoms
Severe obtruction and symptoms are needed before one considers treatment for hocm.
Dr. Saqib Masroor
Dr. Saqib Masroor
Thank
Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Symptomatic
Mechanical therapy for hocm depends on the severity of the disease and symtpoms.
Assymptomatic people with low gradients and no history or risk factors for dysrhythmias may only need observation and/or medical therapy. Obstructive disease may require alcohol septal ablative therapy, or surgery. A family history of sudden death or dysrhythmias may require pacing/defibrillator therapy.

In brief: Symptomatic
Mechanical therapy for hocm depends on the severity of the disease and symtpoms.
Assymptomatic people with low gradients and no history or risk factors for dysrhythmias may only need observation and/or medical therapy. Obstructive disease may require alcohol septal ablative therapy, or surgery. A family history of sudden death or dysrhythmias may require pacing/defibrillator therapy.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
507K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors