Myocardial inflammatory cell infiltrates in cases of dilated cardiomyopathy as a determinant of outcome following partial left ventriculectomy.

Abstract

Partial left ventriculectomy (PLV) can be used to treat refractory congestive heart failure caused by dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In order to understand the relationship between the underlying myocardial injury and early clinical outcomes after PLV, histopathologic, immunohistochemical and virologic studies of the resected myocardium were performed. The… (More)

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