Outcome of patients listed for heart transplantation after a failed surgical ventricular restoration procedure.


Patients with end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy (IHD) and left ventricular (LV) dilatation are increasingly treated by means of surgical ventricular restoration (SVR). In some patients, SVR can delay heart transplantation (HTX). We retrospectively analyzed our experience, trying to ascertain whether HTX after a failed SVR (fSVR) carried a greater mortality… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2008.05.008