Novel device to change LV shape for heart failure treatment: device design and implantation procedure

M. Takagaki*, K. Fukamachi, P. M. McCarthy, Y. Ochiai, R. Dessoffy, R. Vidlund, T. Paulson, T. Mortier, C. J. Schweich

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Abstract

A novel device, the Myocor Myosplint, was designed to produce a decrease in wall stress by changing LV shape to improve contractile function in dilated cardiomyopathy patients. To test the feasibility of the Myosplint implantation, dilated cardiomyopathy was induced in 38 healthy dogs implanted with pacemakers. Once placed, the Myosplints were used to draw the LV walls inward to a prescribed distance. In all cases, three Myosplints were successfully implanted without using cardiopulmonary bypass. There were no complications related to the device or procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalASAIO Journal
Volume46
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000
Event46th Annual Conference and Exposition of ASAIO - New York, NY, USA
Duration: Jun 28 2000Jul 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Takagaki, M., Fukamachi, K., McCarthy, P. M., Ochiai, Y., Dessoffy, R., Vidlund, R., Paulson, T., Mortier, T., & Schweich, C. J. (2000). Novel device to change LV shape for heart failure treatment: device design and implantation procedure. ASAIO Journal, 46(2).