A new technique to avoid the intraoperative complications of septal myectomy in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Omay O., Ozker E., Celebi S., Suzer K., Ozgol I.

HEART AND VESSELS, vol.24, no.1, pp.70-72, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00380-008-1081-6
  • Journal Name: HEART AND VESSELS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-72
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Although transaortic septal myectomy in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (OHC) is accepted as a safe procedure, it may end up with serious peroperative complications. We developed a practical method to avoid this unfavorable outcome by using a 20-cc syringe body. We believe this apparatus will provide safe and effective septal myectomy procedures without additional cost.