What is Alcohol Septal Ablation ?
It is the treatment for an inherited disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In this condition, the heart wall is too thick and creates an abnormal pressure on your heart chambers. When the
condition does not die down with medication, alcohol septal ablation is advised. It is a non-surgical procedure in which the cells of the thickened heart wall are shrunk with the help of alcohol passed into through a catheter. It may also be done in conjunction with cardiac catheterization. The procedure is easier and the recovery is quicker when compared to open heart surgeries.