Left ventricular surgical remodeling 2.0

A.M. Calafiore*, S. Prapas, K. Katsavrias, M. Di Marco, S. Guarracini, M. Di Mauro

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Left ventricular surgical remodeling has been, for a long time, the procedure applied for large dyskinetic, or akinetic, areas as a consequence of a myocardial infarction, mainly located in the left anterior descending area. Many surgical techniques were developed, aimed to a pure reduction of the volume of the left ventricular (LV) cavity or to add to volume reduction a more physiologic conical shape. The expansion of interventional procedures invaded most of the fields before treated only by cardiac surgeons. In this issue, Pillay describes a hybrid technique, involving both interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, aimed to LV volume reduction after an anterior myocardial infarction. A series of internal (right ventricular septum) and external (anterior wall) anchors are implanted to approximate the LV free wall to the anterior septum, consequently excluding the scarred myocardium. Although some limitations of this study, the authors have to be commended for having revitalized a procedure almost eliminated from the surgical scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-299
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • hybrid approach
  • left ventricle
  • volume reduction


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