cardiomyoplasty

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car·di·o·my·o·plas·ty

(kar'dē-ō-mī'ō-plas'tē),
An operation that uses stimulated latissimus dorsi muscle to assist cardiac function. The latissimus dorsi muscle is mobilized from the chest wall and moved into the thorax through the bed of the resected 2nd or 3rd rib. The muscle is then wrapped around the left and right ventricles and stimulated to contract during cardiac systole by means of an implanted burst-stimulator.
Synonym(s): cardiac muscle wrap

car·di·o·my·o·plas·ty

(kahr'dē-ō-mī'ō-plas-tē)
An operation that uses latissimus dorsi muscle to assist cardiac function. The muscle is moved into the thorax through the bed of the resected second or third rib, wrapped around the left and right ventricles, and stimulated to contract during cardiac systole by means of an implanted burst-stimulator.

cardiomyoplasty

(kăr″ dē-ō-mī′ō-plăs″tē)
Surgical implantation of skeletal muscle to either supplement or replace myocardial muscle.

cardiomyoplasty

An experimental method of strengthening the action of the heart in cases of heart failure by wrapping the ventricles with living muscles from the back (latissimus dorsi) and prompting these to contract in synchrony with the heartbeat by means of an artificial pacemaker.