ALCOHOL SEPTAL ABLATION

What is an Alcohol Septal Ablation?

In septal ablation, a small portion of the thickened heart muscle is destroyed by injecting alcohol through a long, thin tube (catheter) into the artery supplying blood to that area. This procedure generally requires a three- to five-day stay in the hospital after the procedure.

What Condition is this Treatment Use on?

This is only done as a treatment option for a specific type of cardiomyopathy called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 

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