Reverse ventricular remodeling: Mechanical options

Edwin C. McGee*, A. Marc Gillinov, Patrick M McCarthy

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to update the cardiovascular clinician on the current status of surgical therapies aimed at achieving reverse ventricular remodeling. RECENT FINDINGS: Relevant research focusing on mechanical options for reverse ventricular remodeling will be referenced and summarized. SUMMARY: Heart failure is a tremendous burden on society in terms of both lives lost and healthcare costs. Knowledge of both medical and surgical therapies aimed at improving ventricular efficiency and reversing ventricular remodeling should be in the armamentarium of clinicians treating heart failure patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in cardiology
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2006

Keywords

  • Mechanical assistance
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Restraint device
  • Ventricular reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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