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Experience, outcomes and impact of delayed indication for video-assisted wide septal myectomy in 69 consecutive patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Authors
  • Heredia Cambra, Tomás
  • Doñate Bertolín, Lucía
  • Bel Mínguez, Ana M
  • Hernández Acuña, Carlos E
  • Schuler, Mona
  • Pérez Guillén, Manuel
  • Margarit Calabuig, Juan A
  • Montero Argudo, José A
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2013
Volume
44
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezt050
PMID: 23428579
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Clinical, haemodynamic and mortality outcomes after surgery were excellent, especially in those patients with mild or few symptoms. However, in our location, surgery is still undertaken at an advanced stage of the natural history of the disease, which may adversely affect prognosis.

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