Reverse remodeling of the failing ventricle: surgical intervention with the Acorn Cardiac Support Device.

@article{Oz2004ReverseRO,
  title={Reverse remodeling of the failing ventricle: surgical intervention with the Acorn Cardiac Support Device.},
  author={Mehmet C. Oz and Wolfgang F Konertz and J Venkat Raman and Franz Xaver Kleber},
  journal={Congestive heart failure},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={96-104; discussion 105}
}
Preclincial studies have shown that an innovative meshlike cardiac support device (CorCap, Acorn Cardiovascular, Inc., St. Paul, MN) can provide end diastolic support to reduce mechanical stress, improve function, and reverse cardiac remodeling. The CorCap device has been implanted worldwide in more than 130 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (idiopathic or ischemic), with or without concomitant cardiac surgery. A series of 48 patients was implanted in initial safety and feasibility studies… CONTINUE READING