A new shape for an old function: lasting effect of a physiologic surgical restoration of the left ventricle

submitted by: makyr
Background Long-term morphofunctional outcome may vary widely in surgical anterior left ventricular wall restoration, suggesting variability in post-surgical remodeling similar to that observed following acute myocardial infarction. The aim of this pilot study was to demonstrate that surgical restoration obtained with a particular shape of endoventricular patch leads to steady morphofunctional ventricular improvement when geometry, volume and residual akinesia can be restored as...
Authors: Marco Cirillo, Andrea Amaducci, Emmanuel Villa, Margherita dalla Tomba, Federico Brunelli, Zen Mhagna, Giovanni Troise, Eugenio Quaini