This surgical procedure is less invasive than traditional open heart surgery. Doctors apply a little bit of alcohol to the problematic muscle tissue. The alcohol burns away the tissue, removes the obstruction and eases blood flow.
Septal alcohol ablation includes several steps:
Sedation keeps you comfortable during the procedure.
Cardiac catheterization creates a detailed picture of your heart.
Transesophageal echocardiogram insertion by probe creates a sonogram, or picture, of your heart and allows doctors to secure a catheter in place.
Alcohol infusion causes the tissue to shrink over time.
Temporary pacemaker insertion to regulate a slowed heartbeat for the first few days after the procedure.
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