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Long-term results of complex left ventricular reconstruction surgery: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21841873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Left ventricular reconstruction is advocated as a surgical option for patients with severe congestive heart failure. Despite initial enthusiasm for this procedure, reports of long-term results are sparse. Herein, we describe a particularly gratifying case of left ventricular reconstruction in a 43-year-old man, who continues to have excellent left ventricular function 10 years postoperatively. This approach may be a reasonable alternative to cardiac transplantation in patients who lack other treatment options.
Authors:
George V Letsou; Matthew Forrester; O H Frazier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Video-Audio Media    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-15     Completed Date:  2012-01-05     Revised Date:  2013-06-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Echocardiography
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology,  surgery*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Middle Aged
Recovery of Function
Severity of Illness Index
Stroke Volume
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Ventricular Function, Left
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