Reverse Remodeling Effect of the CorCap Despite the Presence of Severe Mitral Regurgitation

Maurizio Taramasso, Michele De Bonis, Elisabetta Lapenna, Alessandro Verzini, Giovanni La Canna, Antonio Grimaldi, Ottavio Alfieri

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Abstract

We report the case of a woman affected by severe functional mitral regurgitation secondary to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, who underwent reductive mitral annuloplasty and implantation of CorCap cardiac support device (Acorn Cardiovascular Inc, St. Paul, MN). Despite the recurrence of severe mitral regurgitation early after surgery, a progressive reverse remodeling of the left ventricle has been echocardiographically demonstrated at a long-term follow-up due to the passive containment effect of the CorCap.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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