Septal myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in Friedreich's ataxia

Heather N. Anderson, Harold M. Burkhart, Jonathan N. Johnson

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Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated with Friedreich's ataxia is progressive, and there are few, if any, effective treatments available at present. This case report describes a Friedreich's ataxia patient who had a septal myectomy for the management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with improved symptoms over a 7-year period. This suggests that septal myectomy may be a viable option to relieve symptoms and interrupt progression of heart disease in appropriately selected Friedreich's ataxia patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2014

Keywords

  • Friedreich's ataxia
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • septal myectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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