Heart Ablation vs. Septal Myectomy

Posted by ch665296f @ch665296f, Dec 10, 2018

In an earlier post I mentioned that I have been diagnosed with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy along with non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. I have worn a holter monitor twice, and am taking a combination of hydrochlorothiazide, verapamil, and metoprolol. These drugs have not lowered my blood pressure significantly. I have now been referred to another specialist dealing with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, but don’t see him until the 28th of January. This whole adventure started the end of June. I have been told not to do any strenuous exercise, snow removal, etc. I am a fairly active person so, needless to say, my anxiety level is not the greatest. My question is, what would/could be my next step? I have read about heart ablations as well as septal myectomy. From what I understand the septal myectomy is the gold standard for a cure. I am a 71 year old male. Would I be a candidate for such a procedure? I just want some kind of treatment. My symptoms have not changed. Seven months is long enough to wait for action. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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