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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and the Surgical Treatment Apical Myectomy

Wed. Nov 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm CDT

Mayo Clinic is hosting an interactive webinar on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and surgical treatment with apical myectomy on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  Steve R. Ommen, M.D., consultant in cardiovascular diseases, and Hartzell V. Schaff, M.D., consultant in cardiac surgery, will discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy including the surgical treatment of apical myectomy.  A live question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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Thank you for all your questions today and for joining our webinar on HCM and apical myectomy. We will ask Drs. Ommen and Schaff to respond to as many unanswered questions as possible.

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 2:38pm CDT


vivian88 wrote:

Thank you Dr. Schaff and Dr. Ommen, this was very informative and educational. Mayo Clinic is the best!

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 2:31pm CDT


stacysco wrote:

Any recommendations for Doctors in El Paso, Texas for 11 and 12 yoa boys? We are moving there soon. I bullied my way for an appointment for December in San Antonio, b/c they did not want to see the boys [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 2:20pm CDT

Thank you Drs Schaff and Ommen this teaching was very helpful. My husband had a myectomy 6/16, finished cardiac rehab and is doing well. He is a college professor and still has afternoon fatigue. How long is this expected post [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 2:10pm CDT

Thanks also to the social media and cardiology teams at Mayo Clinic for making this great resource available to HCM patients. It was very educational and helpful.

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 2:09pm CDT


PatMattos wrote:

Thank you, this was most informative!!!

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 2:00pm CDT

Thank you for attending today's webinar. You can watch the recorded version here, right on this page should you wish to watch it again or share it with others.

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:59pm CDT


dtwgwen wrote:

Thank You For Your Time!

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:58pm CDT


rwhite1919 wrote:

thank you, so much. I will share this with my cardiologist

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:58pm CDT

Want to connect with others who have HCM? Join the discussions here:

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:58pm CDT


stacysco wrote:

Great program. Thank you, Doctors, for taking the time out of your schedules.

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:58pm CDT

Thank you Drs. Ommen and Schaff for such an informative presentation. This has been terrific!

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:57pm CDT


cstinecipher wrote:

Dr. Schaff performed my myectomy 4 years ago. Very grateful! Question is: my septum grew back, but into the right side. 22mm prior to surgery, 29mm now. Have you seen this before? Now in burn out and bring reffered to [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:53pm CDT


Sensation wrote:

I have Apical HCM and I'm wondering how I know if I need to see my Cardiologist about possible Congestive Heart Failure? Cause I've had episodes a few times where I've woken up feeling like I'm suffocating and had wheezing [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:53pm CDT


lynnkay1956 wrote:

On December 10, 2015, Dr. Schaff performed: 1. Membranectomy. 2. Septal myectomy. Final dx was Membranous and tunnel subaortic stenosis. Will this grow back?

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:48pm CDT


phileigner wrote:

Can you talk about heart failure and HCM.I had a septal myectomy 9 years ago and recently concentric remodeling has shown up on my echos. Is this a progression of the disease towards heart faliure?

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:47pm CDT

I have apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and paroxysmal afib. Would having an apical myectomy help future afib problems?

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:45pm CDT


jeffjonestn wrote:

I am a 60 yr old non-obstructive Apical HCM diagnosed 3 yrs ago, my symptoms have abated (dizziness, shortness of breath). I take no meds, diagnosis confirmed at Emory HCM COE. I have 3 adult children, and toddler grandchildren. I [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:44pm CDT


77dhowell wrote:

I just had a defibrillator/pacemaker implanted for this problem. I have extreme disability symptoms and intolerance to medications that control this. I also have a significant loss of blood pumping ability. I would like to talk to someone about my [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:43pm CDT


lazell123 wrote:

How is it determined if thick septum should be treated by surgery or alcohol.

Posted Wed, Nov 2 at 1:43pm CDT