Socks for the dilated heart. Does passive cardiomyoplasty have a role in long-term care for heart failure patients?


Dynamic cardiomyoplasty has been performed in over 1000 patients worldwide but due to limited success the procedure was never been adopted as an alternative approach for the surgical therapy of heart failure. However, observations in these patients showed that the nonstimulated or fibrotic transformed latissimus dorsi by itself led to an improvement of… (More)