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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 546942, 2 pages
Case Report

Marked Regression of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy after Outflow Desobliteration in HOCM

Department of Cardiology, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr University of Bochum, Georgstraße 11, 32545 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

Received 15 March 2012; Revised 3 September 2012; Accepted 4 September 2012

Academic Editor: Michael S. Firstenberg

Copyright © 2012 Zisis Dimitriadis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present an HOCM patient in whom marked regression of left ventricular hypertrophy occurred within two years following outflow desobliteration by percutaneous septal ablation. Maximum wall thickness (initially documented by both echo and MRI) decreased from 34 mm to 22 mm (followup by echo only due to presence of the ICD), crossing the threshold value of 30 mm which was one of the risk markers that had triggered the primary prophylactic ICD implantation in this case prior to septal ablation.