This procedure is also known as Ethanol ablation. In this procedure, a small part of the thickened heart muscle is tear downed by injecting ethanol through a catheter into the artery supplying blood to that area.
Alcohol septal ablation known as a minimally invasive procedure performed to treat the severe symptoms of HOCM, which cannot be relieved with medicines. The ablated tissue dies and is replaced by thinner scar tissue, restoring blood flow out of the heart.
Possible complications with this procedure include heart block (which requires implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator).