Evolving strategies for surgical management of patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction

Patrick M. McCarthy*, Mohammed A. Quader, Katherine J. Hoercher

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Left ventricular reconstruction
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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