The first operation for apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-Dr Dwight McGoon, 1972
Nguyen A, Schaff HV, Miranda WR, Tajik AJ. The First Operation for Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy-Dr Dwight McGoon, 1972. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104(2):e133-e136. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.053
The first operation for apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) was performed on September 7, 1972 by Dr Dwight McGoon at Mayo Clinic on a 16-year-old boy who was thought to have a cardiac neoplasm.