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Revolutionary New Procedure That Creates "Controlled" Heart Attack Performed For First Time In Southern California At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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April 29, 1999
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Los Angeles pharmacist Armando Figueroa has become the first patient in Southern California to undergo a new procedure, called a septal ablation, which actually creates a "controlled" heart attack that destroys the excess heart muscle and helps relieve the obstruction to flow of blood from the heart.

LOS ANGELES (April 28, 1999) - Los Angeles pharmacist Armando Figueroa was running low on optimism and options when he learned about a revolutionary, non-surgical investigational cardiac procedure available at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Armando suffered from hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, also known as IHSS (Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis), an overgrowth of muscle on the inside center wall of the heart that restricts the flow of blood from the heart. His symptoms --shortness of breath and chest pain - had become debilitating and, potentially, life-threatening.


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