Minimally Invasive Septal Myectomy for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

Farah N. Musharbash, Matthew R. Schill, Matthew C. Henn, Ralph J. Damiano

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Surgical septal myectomy is the treatment of choice for patients with symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy refractory to medications. This report describes our minimally invasive approach for performing a septal myectomy via a ministernotomy that has been used at our institution for more than a decade. In particular, patient preparation, surgical technique, and clinical considerations are highlighted. Performed properly, this minimally invasive technique is a feasible and effective approach in our experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-492
Number of pages4
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017


  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Septal myectomy

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