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Polymer-based restoration of left ventricular mechanics.
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PMID:  22469060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Heart failure continues to be a major health care concern with relatively few options for severely advanced heart failure patients. The hallmark of heart failure is the progressive dilatation of the left ventricle, thinning of the left ventricular wall leading to increased wall stress and increased myocardial oxygen consumption. Applying Laplace's Law to the failing dilated ventricle, left ventricular augmentation utilizes a tissue engineering strategy to increase wall thickness and reduce chamber diameter resulting in a decrease in wall stress and improved left ventricular function. A review of the rationale for an in situ tissue engineering approach for this treatment of heart failure and early clinical results of the Algisyl-LVR(TM) program are presented.
Randall J Lee; Andrew Hinson; Sam Helgerson; Robert Bauernschmitt; Hani N Sabbah
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell transplantation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1555-3892     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-4-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208854     Medline TA:  Cell Transplant     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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