Septal myectomy with a carbon dioxide laser for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Robert Dowling, Rodney J. Landreneau, Thomas A. Gasior, Gilal M. Ziady, John M. Armitage

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Abstract

Septal myectomy with a noncontact carbon dioxide laser (or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is described. This technique results in improved visualization of the septum as the laser beam is held outside the heart and the resecting laser beam can always be clearly seen. We believe this approach provides an improved method of septal myectomy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1558-1560
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume55
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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