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Curr Cardiol Rev. 2009 Nov;5(4):350-9. doi: 10.2174/157340309789317913.

Surgical Ventricular Restoration: An Operation to Reverse Remodeling - Clinical Application (Part II).

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Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A7, Canada.


The first part of the article dealt with the basic science behind the evolution of ventricular restoration procedures and the rationale for the use of novel surgical techniques. The second part describes the preoperative workup of patients in advanced heart failure, the core information required to determine the surgical approach and the essential principles and techniques of ventricular restoration. It then examines the effects of ventricular restorative procedures on pump function and clinical outcomes, the results of the worldwide experience with ventricular restoration and concludes with more recent advances in this field.


Surgical ventricular restoration; heart failure.; remodeling

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