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Surgical aspects of congestive heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16937036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite tremendous advances in the medical management of congestive heart failure the gold standard for the treatment of end stage congestive heart failure remains cardiac transplantation. The acknowledged critical limitation of sufficient suitable organ donors has resulted in the refinement and development of novel surgical alternatives for the treatment of congestive heart failure. These approaches include the extension of current conventional cardiac operations such as mitral valve repair to the failing ventricle, surgically reconstructing the size and shape of the failing left ventricle in order to optimize geometry and render it a more efficient pump, and partial or complete replacement of the ventricle with a mechanical device. The continued evolution of such therapies is likely to one day have a significant epidemiologic impact on patients suffering from end stage heart failure.
Daniel J Goldstein; Douglas Smego; Robert E Michler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure reviews     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1382-4147     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Rev     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-28     Completed Date:  2006-12-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612481     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs, Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY 10467, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Clinical Trials as Topic
Heart Failure / surgery*
Heart Transplantation
Heart Ventricles / surgery
Heart-Assist Devices
Mitral Valve / surgery

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