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Left ventricular reduction surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11728265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
When medical therapy is unsuccessful in improving the functional class in patients with heart failure, surgical options must be considered. Although transplantation may be considered the gold standard, numerous factors limit the number of patients who can benefit from it. Therefore, other surgical methods have been devised as alternatives to transplantation. Left ventricular reduction by surgical resection of a piece of myocardium was introduced in Brazil a few years ago, and enthusiasm for the procedure is increasing because encouraging results have been published by various groups. It is hoped that this procedure will form part of the treatment for congestive heart failure in the future.
B Thomas; R J Vilela Batista
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart disease (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1521-737X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Dis     Publication Date:    2000 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-30     Completed Date:  2002-01-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887299     Medline TA:  Heart Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Service, Hospital Fernando Fonseca, IC-19, 2700 Amadora, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Failure / pathology,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles / pathology,  surgery*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / pathology,  surgery*

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