Both surgical myectomy and percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation are effective treatments for drug-refractory symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). However, in some cases, it is not easy to elucidate the abnormal structure of left ventricular outflow obstruction to adopt these treatments. Here, we presented a young female patient with drug-refractory symptomatic HOCM. In this case, contrast-enhanced computed tomography enabled us to assess the suitability of percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation. By creating three-dimensional printed models using computed tomography data, we could also visualize intracardiac structure and simulate the surgical procedure. A multimodality assessment strategy is useful for evaluating patients complicated with drug-refractory symptomatic HOCM.
- 3D printing
- Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
- Surgical myectomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine