cardiomyopexy

cardiomyopexy

[kär′dē·omī′əpek′sē]
Etymology: Gk, kardia + mys, muscle, pexis, fixation
a surgical procedure in which the blood supply from the nearby pectoral muscles of the chest is diverted directly to the coronary arteries of the heart.

cardiomyopexy

An obsolete technique for increasing the collateral circulation to the myocardium, in which a pedicle of muscle was sewn to the epicardium.

cardiomyopexy

(kăr′dē-ō-mī′ō-pĕk″sē) [″ + ″ + pexis, fixation]
Surgical fixation of a vascular tissue such as pectoral muscle to the cardiac muscle and pericardium to improve blood supply to the myocardium.

cardiomyopexy

surgical removal of the epicardium and application of a pedicled flap of adjacent muscle to the denuded myocardium and pericardium, as a means of supplying collateral circulation to the heart.
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