Right ventricle myectomy
Author: Konstantin V. Borisov
Right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy is common in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and is associated with more severe disease. Conventional surgical strategies such as the traditional Morrow procedure pose a particularly high risk to patients with severe hypertrophy and RV obstruction, for whom the most appropriate therapeutic approach has not yet been established. We have proposed a new technique for surgical correction in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and severe hypertrophy, which involves approaching the area of obstruction by entering through the conal part of the RV. This novel technique provides effective elimination of biventricular obstruction and the precise removal of the areas of septal fibrosis in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The current literature review analyzes the indications and various techniques for performing a RV myectomy, and presents the results of follow-up assessments in patients with biventricular obstruction and severe hypertrophy.