Remote infarction following percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation: A report of two cases

Nagamani Alur Chikkabasavaiah, Beeresha Puttegowda, Arunkumar Panneerselvam, Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Aravinda Prasad Kapanigowda, Ramesh Basavappa

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Percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation is an established therapeutic option for symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy refractory to medical therapy. It is a safe procedure in experienced hands, but complications can occur. We report two cases of right ventricular myocardial infarction with inferior wall infarction that occurred after alcohol ablation of the septum. There are no standard guidelines regarding the most appropriate treatment strategy in this clinical scenario. The probable mechanism and management issues are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished or Issued - May 2011


  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
  • Percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA)
  • Right ventricular infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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