Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction: Expecting the Unexpected

Pankaj Jain, Prakash A. Patel, Michael Fabbro

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is an increasingly recognized clinical disease that carries perioperative risk. Patients may or may not carry a preoperative diagnosis, but provocable left ventricular outflow tract gradients place them at risk for hemodynamic compromise under surgical conditions. Early recognition of obstructive patterns and rapid management alterations in the face of instability are imperative for the treatment of these patients. This review focuses on the diagnostic criteria, risk factors, and management strategies for the perioperative hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patient. Finally, novel diagnostic modalities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
StateAccepted/In press - 2017


  • Dynamic left ventricular obstruction
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
  • Systolic anterior motion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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