6. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Surgical & Transcatheter Septal Reduction Therapies with Drs. Amar Krishnaswamy and Per Wierup

Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy therapy and septal reduction therapy via alcohol septal ablation and surgical myectomy is discussed by interventional cardiologist Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy and surgical perspective from cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Per Wierup.  Amit joins Dr. Laura Young to take a pulse check with these great experts. Flutter moment by Crystal Silbak, RN.

On the CardioNerds Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Topic Page you will find podcast episodes, infographic, youtube videos, references, guest contributors, flutter stars, and so much more.

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Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy earned his medical degree at Yale University. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the Osler Program at Johns Hopkins where he remained to serve as the assistant chief of service (ACS) of the Barker Firm. His general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships were completed at the Cleveland Clinic where he remained as staff. He is the program director of the interventional cardiology training program and the section head of the division of interventional cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Per Wierup received his graduate education and residency training at Lund University in Sweden and completed his advanced cardiac surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic. He then returned to Europe where he worked hard to become the world class surgeon he is today. He returned to the Cleveland Clinic where he continues to take incredible care of his patients.  Dr. Wierup is a talented pianist and enjoys alpine skiing and show jumping!

In addition to our great discussion on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy  with regards to septal reduction therapy, we are so lucky to have Crystal join the cardionerds podcast to share a flutter moment. Crystal is a cardiac nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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