What is Cardiomyotomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy (Heller myotomy) is performed for achalasia. Achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder of unknown cause.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cardiomyotomy

Side effect Patients
Abdominal adhesions 1
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 1

Duration

Stopped having Cardiomyotomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
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1 patient evaluation for Cardiomyotomy

Feb 22, 1990 (Started Feb 22, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for esophageal achalasia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Do not avoid having surgery, life is so much better with surgery. The condition, dysphagia will not go away without surgery. The quality of life improves dramatically after surgery. You would have to alter your habits in order to control GERD.

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