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ABSTRACT: A 53-year-old male with hepatitis C cirrhosis, who had been refused liver transplantation because of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC), underwent nonsurgical septal ablation using alcohol with resolution of his ventricular outflow obstruction. This patient was able to subsequently undergo a successful deceased donor liver transplantation. This is the first reported case of alcohol induced septal ablation being performed in a cirrhotic patient with HC. Such nonsurgical procedures may be attractive in cirrhotic patients who are refused access to liver transplantation because of high surgical risk.
Liver Transplantation 03/2005; 11(2):236-8. · 3.94 Impact Factor