Heart & Vascular Institute (Miller Family) Outcomes
Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
HOCM Patient Volume
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is the thickening of the lower chambers of the heart. The septal muscle, which divides the right and left chambers, is especially affected. The condition can impede blood flow from the heart to the aorta. Cleveland Clinic physicians use a comprehensive approach to diagnose and treat patients with HOCM. This includes a physical exam, electrocardiograph (EKG), chest X-ray, echocardiogram, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
|Patient Type||2016 Volume||2017 Volume|
|Total HOCM outpatient visits||2531||3281|
|New patients with HOCM||454||541|
HOCM: Surgical Volume
N = 957
Cleveland Clinic continues to be one of the nations leaders in volume and treatment outcomes for patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). In 2017, a total of 162 patients had surgical treatment for HOCM.
HOCM: Surgical Procedure Distribution
N = 162
Cleveland Clinic surgeons perform isolated and a variety of combination procedures to treat patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). In 2017, they performed 162 procedures, 68 of which were isolated septal myectomies.ᵃ
ᵃProcedural percentages are rounded.
Septal Myectomy: In-Hospital Mortality
2013 – 2017
The in-hospital mortality rate at Cleveland Clinic for patients who had a septal myectomy in 2017 was 1.2%, which is slightly lower than the expected rate of 1.3%.
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