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Keywords:

  • hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy;
  • pacing

Dual chamber (DDD) pacing improves symptoms and relieves left ventricular (LV) outflow obstruction in hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The ventricular lead is usually positioned at the right ventricular apex (RVA). We report a patient in whom the ventricular lead had inadvertently penetrated the septum, resulting in DDD pacing from the LV apex. However, after 3 months, obstruction was reduced and symptoms were improved. Pacing from LV apex and RVA resulted in comparable hemodynamic improvement. This case suggests that the asynchronous wave of septal contraction, originating from the apex, irrespective of ventricular site, accounts for the reduction in LV outflow obstruction.