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Surgery for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

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Surgery for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is performed to treat Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) that is a complex heart disease associated with the thickening of the heart muscle, most commonly at the septum, just below the aortic valve. If the septum becomes too thick, the passageway to the aorta narrows down, blocking the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta; commonly known as outflow tract obstruction. During this procedure, a small portion of the thickened septal wall is removed to enlarge the outflow path of the aortic left ventricle. This process is regarded as highly safe and provides patients with immediate relief. Complete recovery after surgery is expected in 7 to 8 weeks.