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IMAGING VIGNETTE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 293-297

Alcohol Septal Ablation in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy- Is Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography Mandatory?


Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Arun B Shivashankarappa
Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bannergatta Road, Jayanagar, 9th Block, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_18_22

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Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) is an effective treatment for symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Although routine use of myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) in guiding ASA has been recommended by guidelines, it has not come into common clinical practice. Here, we present three cases of HOCM where MCE helped in decision-making.


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