Percutaneous Transseptal Myocardial Ablation with Wire (PTSAW): A New Technique

Vijay Trehan, Saibal Mukhopadhyay, Umamahesh C. Rangasetty

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3 Scopus citations


Alcohol septal ablation has recently been described as a safe alternative to surgical myectomy for treatment of symptomatic patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. We describe a case where percutaneous myectomy was performed by mechanically occluding the septal artery using thrombogenic floppy tips of used PTCA wires instead of alcohol, as the anatomy of the septal artery was not suitable for alcohol ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-206
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Floppy tips of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty guidewire
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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