As a result of an increasing population with advanced congestive heart failure and the lack of growth in cardiac transplantation, surgical treatments for heart failure have been re-examined. These therapies represent the evolution of well-known operations such as coronary bypass surgery and valve surgeries, and the more novel left ventricular reconstruction and operations aimed at inhibiting left ventricular remodeling. When performed by surgeons with experience in this evolving speciality within cardiovascular surgery, surgery for advanced heart failure is a treatment of choice for many patients.
- Heart failure
- Left ventricular reconstruction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine