Cardiomiopatía

En este caso de cardiomiopatía, parte del tabique que divide los ventrículos interfiere con el vaciado normal del ventrículo izquierdo. Esta variedad de la afección se llama cardiomiopatía hipertrófica obstructiva (CHO). Se introduce un catéter en el corazón y, a través de él, se aplica alcohol concentrado en el área anormal, lo que la encoge y permite que el corazón funcione normalmente.

Revision

Last reviewed 12/9/2012 by Glenn Gandelman, MD, MPH, FACC Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College; Private Practice specializing in Cardiovascular Disease in Greenwich, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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