Restoring an elliptical chamber during rebuilding a wrap around anterior infarction

Gerald Buckberg, Lorenzo Menicanti, Sergio De Oliveira, Constantine Athanasuleas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Left ventricular geometry is distorted after anterior infarction caused by occlusion of a wrap around left anterior descending artery. Loss of the apex creates a spherical left ventricular (LV) chamber, whose rebuilding requires reconstruction techniques that exclude the non-functional inferior wall. The described technique of tailoring the apex defines a way to create an oblique elliptical rim for subsequent patch placement to complete the restoration procedure. This method of ventricular rebuilding differs from methods that follow the inferior wall scar, which result in a restoration procedure that leaves a spherical or box-like apical region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-774
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


  • Conical chamber
  • SVR
  • Ventricular restoration
  • Wrap around anterior infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


Dive into the research topics of 'Restoring an elliptical chamber during rebuilding a wrap around anterior infarction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this