Left ventricular free-wall plication for ischemic cardiomyopathy: Safe and effective?

Maurizio Salati, Alessandra Dimauro

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In 10 patients, a free-wall plication of inferior or lateral scar was performed. The procedure was done on cardiopulmonary bypass and aortic cross-clamping by means of four or five wide U-stitches. Six patients underwent concomitant mitral annuloplasty and one mitral valve replacement. One patient died postoperatively. There was a sudden and significative end-systolic volume reduction with a rise in ejection fraction. These hemodynamic benefits were partially lost during the follow-up but the mitral regurgitation grade remained unchanged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-464
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


  • Heart failure
  • Left ventricular reshaping
  • Mitral valve regurgitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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