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Subaortic stenosis--improved surgical approach.
The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
In most cases of subaortic stenosis there is associated hypertrophic muscular stenosis. Classical surgical treatment by transaortic ventriculomyotomy can be assessed by bidigital septal examination through a complementary pulmonary arteriotomy as reported in this paper. Preoperative and postoperative trans-stenotic subaortic pressure gradients were measured in 5 patients with a mean decrease of about 85 mmHg. Bidigital assessment of the residual septal thickness is likely to improve the results of transaortic ventriculomyotomy.
Adolescent, Adult, Aortic Stenosis, Subvalvular/surgery, Arterial Occlusive Diseases/surgery, Blood Pressure, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic/surgery, Child, Female, Fibromuscular Dysplasia/surgery, Follow-Up Studies, Heart Ventricles/surgery, Humans, Male, Middle Aged
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