Transcatheter Septal Myectomy Device for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
Elad Maor, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Myectomy Device , Interventional Cardiology, Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
Preclinical efficacy and initial design of prototype
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic cardiovascular disease. Dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction is the hallmark of the disease and can lead to heart failure. A significant proportion of patients require interventional strategy to relief the obstruction, and surgical septal reduction therapy (myectomy) is the only recommended treatment. The surgical procedure is not suitable for high operative risk patients. ACC/AHA 2011 guidelines recommend that the surgery will be performed by experienced operators, and it is therefore limited to major medical centers worldwide. Alcohol septal ablation, the only non-surgical intervention, is considered a suboptimal alternative.
Risk factors for the development of end-stage HCM (manifesting as LV systolic dysfunction and LV dilation) include younger age of onset/presentation of HCM, a family history of HCM, increased ventricular wall thickness, along with the presence of certain genetic mutations in certain individuals.
Ø Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy can cause outflow track obstruction
Ø Myectomy is a major surgery
Ø Alcohol ablation is sub-optimal solution
Ø There is clinical need for minimally invasive non-surgical approach
We have developed a novel transcatheter ablation approach. Our method induces cell death by creating pores in cell membranes. In contrast to all other available ablation modalities, it induces ablation within seconds and with no heat generation. Due to its non-thermal nature, the procedure does not damage extra cellular components. Our preliminary in vivo results show that we can achieve ablation of myocardium, without the need for open heart surgery.
Our approach is based on a novel non thermal ablation approach that can damage only cellular components within seconds and with no damage to the extra cellular components.
It can induce significant ablation of biological tissue, and is currently under evaluation in clinical trials for the treatment of solid tumors. Our previous work demonstrated that our technology can be delivered in an endovascular approach, and that it can cause significant ablation of myocardial tissue in the beating heart.
• Septal ablation for HOCM
• Congenital heart disease
• Tissue scaffolding
• Cardiac arrhythmias
• Endovascular drug delivery
Ø Method and device to attenuate left ventricular obstruction and heart failure in patients with HCM, without the need for open heart surgery.
Ø The procedure has an extremely short duration (seconds).
Ø It affects only the cell membrane and has the potential of sparing the tissue scaffold.
Ø Short learning curve due to the simplicity of our transcatheter approach.
Ø More patients can benefit from the treatment, since our transcatheter device therapy is not limited to low operative risk subjects
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