Interest in reconstructive surgery for ischemic cardiomyopathy has increased. We prospectively studied patients undergoing left ventricular reconstruction for ischemic cardiomyopathy. This report describes our technique for no-patch repair of left anterior descending aneurysms or akinetic areas. Patients are selected for surgery with discreet left anterior descending scar, usually detected by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging scan and three-dimensional echocardiography, with compensated heart failure or other indications for surgery such as severe coronary artery disease or mitral regurgitation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine