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Studies on the pathophysiological mechanism of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Ahmed, Ibrar (2017)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Treatment options for patients with symptomatic non-obstructive HCM are limited, driving a need to develop novel treatment strategies.

To investigate the effects of biventricular pacing on symptom status and exercise capacity in patients with symptomatic non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and explore the mechanism of benefit.

31 patients with symptomatic, exercise limited non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy were enrolled into this double blind randomised cross over study of Biventricular vs sham pacing. The primary end point was peak oxygen consumption.

29 patients successfully completed the study. Biventricular pacemaker therapy increased peak Oxygen consumption (1.17ml/kg/min) and improved quality of life, without effects on systolic or diastolic mechanical dyssynchrony. A subset of patients in whom left ventricular diastolic volume fell on exercise (n = 15) achieved a greater increase in peak Oxygen consumption vs. those in whom left ventricular diastolic volume increased (1.4 vs. 0.91ml/kg/min p = 0.03) and this was associated with a normalisation of the left ventricular diastolic volume response to exercise.

Severely symptomatic patients with non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy may benefit from Biventricular pacing. The mechanism of benefit from this treatment modality was a profound improvement of diastolic filling on exercise potentially due to amelioration of diastolic ventricular interaction.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Frenneaux, Michael and Marshall, Janice
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Medical & Dental Sciences
Department:Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
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Publications arising from thesis:

Abstract 4344: Biventricular Pacemaker Therapy Corrects Dyssynchrony in Non-Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Ibrar Ahmed, Khalid Abozguia, Ganesh Nallur-Shivu, Thanh T Phan, Abdul Maher, Berthold Stegemann, Rodolphe Katra, Kiran Patel, Francisco Leyva, John Sanderson, Denis Pellerin, Perry Elliott and Michael Frenneaux
Circulation. 2008;118:S_869, originally published January 18, 2016

Subjects:QH301 Biology
RC Internal medicine
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:7367
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