Pericardial "Suspenders" to Enhance Right Latissimus Dorsi Cardiomyoplasty

Roberto Lorusso, Ottavio Alfieri

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Right latissimus dorsi cardiomyoplasty has recently been shown to provide effective support for the chronic failing heart. A simplified technique to perform this procedure is described here. The use of the pericardial "suspenders" may avoid dangerous lifting of the heart out of its sac position, and allow a more appropriate adjustment of the wrapping tension with enhanced surgical management and potential benefits for postoperative outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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