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Mitral valve repair: What the ACORN Trial taught us.
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PMID:  20425165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Progressive left ventricular remodeling is characterized by dilation of the left ventricle with a change in the heart from an elliptical shape to a more spherical shape. This change is part of the unfavorable natural history in patients with heart failure. The CorCap Cardiac Support Device (Acorn Cardiovascular, St. Paul, MN) is a mesh device that is implanted around the heart to reduce wall stress and the first therapy specifically designed to address left ventricular remodeling. The CorCap was studied in a large, prospective, randomized, multicentered trial. This study demonstrated safety and effectiveness of the CorCap in patients with advanced heart failure and remodeled ventricles. Moreover, it provided interesting insights into mitral valve surgery in patients with heart failure. These insights and a review of the ACORN (Assessment of a Cardiac Support Device [CSD] in Patients With Heart Failure) trial are discussed in this article.
Mir Wasif Ali; Steven F Bolling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  116-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA.
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