Functional results of left ventricular reconstruction

Maurizio Salati, Pietro Di Biasi, Antonella Pajè, Alessandro Cialfi, Giorgio Bozzi, Carmine Santoli

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From 1988 to 1991, 48 patients with left ventricular aneurysm underwent endoventriculoplasty with a circular patch to preserve the left ventricular geometry. Of these patients, 98% underwent concomitant myocardial revascularization, and in 77% the left anterior descending coronary artery was bypassed. The overall operative mortality rate was 4.1%. The 3-year survival rate was 91%, and 67% of patients had no further cardiac complications. Cardiac performance was assessed postoperatively by ventriculography in 28 patients. The global ejection fraction rose from 0.39 ± 0.11 to 0.57 ± 0.14 (p <0.001); the left ventricular end-diastolic pressure fell from 20 ± 7.5 mm Hg to 15 ± 7.8 mm Hg (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-322
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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