Ventricular reconstruction results in improved left ventricular function and amelioration of mitral insufficiency.

@article{Kaza2002VentricularRR,
  title={Ventricular reconstruction results in improved left ventricular function and amelioration of mitral insufficiency.},
  author={Aditya K. Kaza and Mayank R. Patel and Steven M. Fiser and Stewart M. Long and John A. Kern and Curtis G. Tribble and Irving L. Kron},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={235 6},
  pages={
          828-32
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Surgical restoration of the left ventricular wall (Dor procedure) has been advocated as a therapy for left ventricular dysfunction due to ischemic cardiomyopathy. This procedure involves placement of an endoventricular patch through a ventriculotomy. METHODS We reviewed our series of patients that underwent the Dor procedure within the past 4 years and examined their pre and postoperative ventricular function and mitral valve function. Pre and postoperative ejection fraction and… CONTINUE READING

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