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Medical Term:

ethanol septal


Definition: A form of interventricular septal reduction therapy used to reduce left ventricular outflow obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Ethanol is selectively injected into septal perforator branches by coronary catheterization to produce tissue necrosis of the obstructing part of the interventricular septum.

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