processing...
Artemis
Percutaneous Valvular Interventions

Septal Alcohol Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in New Delhi

Transforming heart care with cutting-edge Septal Alcohol Ablation Procedures.

Book an Appointment

Septal Alcohol Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Procedures

Overview

At Artemis Cardiac Centre, we are committed to providing you with a premium experience on the journey to optimal heart health, with personalized care backed by state-of-the-art interventions like Septal Alcohol Ablation. We bring together a team of India’s leading heart specialists, who have years of experience in the management of complex heart diseases with the finest outcomes. 

Our team strictly adheres to personalized treatment plans because we believe that every individual has unique medical requirements. Throughout your journey from treatment to recovery, we ensure your medical needs are being catered to with a robust approach.

ENQUIRE NOW
Septal Alcohol Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

What is Septal Alcohol Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ?

Septal Alcohol Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Septal Alcohol Ablation is a preferred treatment option for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, one of the most common genetic cardiovascular diseases. The condition involves the heart's left ventricle and is marked by thickening or stiffening of its walls. This abnormal thickening can obstruct blood flow, leading to symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and even arrhythmias.

Septal Alcohol Ablation works by injecting alcohol into the specific artery, that carries oxygen-rich blood to the tissues of the damaged valve wall with the aim of shrinking the unnecessary muscles and tissues. This is done with the help of a catheter. Since the scar tissue is not as thick as your heart muscles, it allows the blood to flow in a much more efficient manner.

Why does one need Septal Alcohol Ablation?

Septal Alcohol Ablation is particularly beneficial in patients with Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a serious heart problem in which the septum separating the heart ventricles becomes thick. The procedure targets this thickened septum, especially in cases where the patient does not qualify for other treatments due to pre-existing medical conditions/complications.

Time Taken For Procedure

Septal Alcohol Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is broadly classified and based on the technique that is used:

ENQUIRE NOW
Procedure Time

It can take anywhere around an hour or two

Hospital Stay

Most patients are discharged within 2 to 3 days depending on their overall prognosis

Recovery Period

It generally takes 7 to 10 days to resume work, however, complete recovery may take a couple of weeks

Heading for let us help

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY

Click to explore

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY

Click to explore

Symptoms

You may be recommended to go for angioplasty if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms linked to coronary artery disease, which are not responding to medication and lifestyle modifications:

Advantages of Septal Alcohol Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Various Advantages of Septal Alcohol Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy are:

About Septal Alcohol Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Procedure

Preparation

  • You need to consult a cardiologist before you undergo the medical procedure. They will examine your medical history, perform a thorough assessment of your condition, and decide if Septal Alcohol Ablation is the best option for you.
  • You will need to go for some tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram, and cardiac MRI, which help doctors analyze the structure and functioning of your heart in detail.
  • The cardiologist will brief you about the advantages, possible drawbacks, and other available treatments of the Septal Alcohol Ablation procedure. Don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any doubts because you will be asked to provide your informed consent before the procedure.
  • Your cardiologist will review your current medications. Some medications may need to be adjusted or temporarily paused to minimize potential complications during the Septal Alcohol Ablation.
  • You will be instructed to avoid eating or drinking anything for several hours before the procedure. This is done to prevent nausea and vomiting.

What does the Procedure involve?

  • The procedure can take about an hour or two and you will be awake throughout. Sedatives may be given to help you relax and to ensure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort.
  • Prior to the procedure, you will be required to take blood thinners. This is necessary for alleviating the risks of clotting.
  • The site of insertion is prepared using local anesthetics and a tiny incision is made to introduce the catheter into the major blood vessel.
  • Using detailed imaging guidance, the catheter is slowly guided towards the affected part of the heart.
  • Once in position, doctors carefully release the pure alcohol, which is present inside the catheter, into the sputum, to destroy the unnecessary muscles. A little discomfort may be experienced
  • The damaged muscle gradually thins over a few weeks, or months in some cases, after the procedure, reducing the obstruction to blood flow and relieving symptoms

What follows the Procedure?

  • After Septal Alcohol Ablation, patients are monitored closely by healthcare providers, who assess vital signs and potential complications.
  • To relieve any soreness or discomfort, over-the-counter pain relievers would be given for a few days.
  • Patients are advised to limit physical activity for the first few weeks, and gradually resume normal activities under the healthcare team's guidance.
  • Regular follow-up is advised for ongoing care. These help the doctors to track your prognosis and make necessary adjustments in medications if required

Frequently Asked Questions

Q -Why is Septal Alcohol Ablation done

Septal Alcohol Ablation is done with the aim of reducing the thickness of an enlarged septum to restore normal blood flow and help in the effective management of symptoms.

Q - Who is a candidate for Septal Alcohol Ablation ?

Septal Alcohol Ablation is an option for people experiencing severe and persistent symptoms associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Q - Is Septal Alcohol Ablation an effective procedure?

Yes, Septal Alcohol Ablation has been found to be very effective in alleviating symptoms and complications associated with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in the majority of the cases.

Q - Is Septal Alcohol Ablation the only treatment for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?

Septal Alcohol Ablation is usually the last resort of treatment for people with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, who have stopped responding to the alternate treatments. Doctors may initially resort to conservative treatments like lifestyle modifications and medication.

Q - How much time does Septal Alcohol Ablation take?

Septal Alcohol Ablation can take about an hour or two, depending on the severity of the condition. 

Explore Hospitals by Location

Our expert Cardiologists

View All

Have any queries related to your Heart Health? Feel free to share your question and get it answered by our specialist

Our Latest Resources

From Recent Advancements in Heart Care to Tips and Tricks to make your Heart Healthy Again, stay updated with reliable and informative blogs by our experts.

View All Blogs
  • Artemis Pulse

    Heart Failure Vs. Cardiac Arrest A Complete Guide

    Heart Failure Vs. Cardiac Arrest A Complete Guide
  • Artemis Pulse

    नवजात शिशुओं में सहज हृदय रोग: कारण और निदान

    नवजात शिशुओं में सहज हृदय रोग: कारण और निदान
  • Artemis Pulse

    एयोर्टिक एन्यूरिज्म: जीवन को बल देने वाले जीवनशैली परिवर्तन और रोकथाम उपाय

    एयोर्टिक एन्यूरिज्म: जीवन को बल देने वाले जीवनशैली परिवर्तन और रोकथाम उपाय
  • Artemis Pulse

    Unveiling the Silent Threat: Congenital Heart Disease Symptoms

    Unveiling the Silent Threat: Congenital Heart Disease Symptoms
கார்டியோமியோபதி: குறிப்புகள், அறிகுறிகள், மற்றும் சிகிச்சை பற்றிய விபரமான கருத்துத்தனம்

கார்டியோமியோபதி: குறிப்புகள், அறிகுறிகள், மற்றும் சிகிச்சை பற்றிய விபரமான கருத்துத்தனம்

Trending Blog

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get your regular update of heart-related information by subscribing to our newsletter