Left ventricular splints and wraps for end-stage heart failure: a new approach in the new millennium

Katherine J. Hoercher, Catherine L. Vacha, Patrick M. McCarthy

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Abstract

The epidemic of heart failure and its subsequent effect on public health policy is escalating. Cardiac transplantation continues to be limited by the shortage of donor organs, and the current generation of mechanical circulatory support devices has not yet approached the goal of destination therapy. A better understanding of the role of left ventricular remodeling in the development of heart failure has resulted in novel surgical therapies and devices that may reverse or retard the remodeling process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2002

Keywords

  • Devices
  • Heart failure
  • Therapies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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