pacemaker can be implanted surgically to improve the
pumping action of the heart. This is done most commonly when there are
complications from myectomy or septal reduction. Leads (wires) from the
pacemaker are placed on both upper and lower heart chambers (atria and
ventricles). Since the pacemaker controls both heart chambers, it is called
dual-chamber pacing. Dual pacemakers may also benefit people older than 65 for
whom surgery is not an option. Dual-chamber pacing is not used often but it can
be very helpful for a small number of people with hypertrophic
heart transplant is a treatment option for a
small number of people who have severe, end-stage hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
This procedure involves surgically removing the diseased heart and replacing it
with a healthy heart donated by a person who has recently died. There are
limited donor hearts available. Also, the eligibility requirements for a
transplant are very specific.