Alcohol Septal Alation
ALCOHOL SEPTAL ABLATION
What is an Alcohol Septal Ablation?
In septal ablation, a small portion of the thickened heart muscle is destroyed by injecting alcohol through a long, thin tube (catheter) into the artery supplying blood to that area. This procedure generally requires a three- to five-day stay in the hospital after the procedure.
What Condition is this Treatment Use on?
This is only done as a treatment option for a specific type of cardiomyopathy called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.