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.
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- Biomedical Engineering