Alcohol Septal Ablation for Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Interv Cardiol Clin. 2022 Jul;11(3):245-255. doi: 10.1016/j.iccl.2022.03.001.


Over the past several decades, alcohol septal ablation has become an established therapy for selected patients, in whom there is clinical improvement in symptoms as well as objective functional capacity. Patient selection is essential to success, with continued emphasis on the procedure being performed by experienced operators as part of a multidisciplinary team. In many patients, the outcomes of alcohol septal ablation are comparable to the standard of surgical myectomy. The optimization of the outcomes of alcohol septal ablation is essential for the longitudinal care of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Keywords: Alcohol septal ablation; Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy; Myomectomy; Percutaneous.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures* / methods
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic* / diagnosis
  • Ethanol / therapeutic use
  • Heart Septum / surgery
  • Humans
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures


  • Ethanol