Less invasive ventricular reconstruction for ischaemic heart failure

ABSTRACTAimsSurgical ventricular reconstruction to remodel, reshape, and reduce ventricular volume is an effective therapy in selected patients with chronic heart failure (HF) of ischaemic aetiology. The BioVentrix Revivent TC System offers efficacy comparable to conventional surgical ventricular reconstruction and is less invasive utilizing micro ‐anchor pairs to exclude scarred myocardium on the beating heart. Here, we present 12‐months follow‐up data of an international multicenter study.Methods and resultsPatients were considered eligible for the procedure when they presented with symptomatic HF [New York Heart Association (NYHA) class ≥II], left ventricular (LV) dilatation and dysfunction caused by myocardial infarction, and akinetic and/or dyskinetic transmural scarred myocardium located in the anteroseptal, anterolateral, and/or apical regions. A total of 89 patients were enrolled and 86 patients were successfully treated (97 %). At 12 months, a significant improvement in LV ejection fraction (29 ± 8% vs. 34 ± 9%,P 
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

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