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.
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In the current case, we used an alternative approach for cellular cardiomyoplasty, which is actually a combination of two established techniques, and demonstrated an improvement in left ventricular contractility and myocardial perfusion supported by intracoronary hemodynamic measurements.
In eight centers in the United States, Canada and Brazil, researchers performed the procedure - known as dynamic cardiomyoplasty - on 68 people with moderate heart failure.
Dynamic cardiomyoplasty involves wrapping a muscle removed from the left back around the lower, pumping chamber of the heart.
During a surgical procedure called dynamic cardiomyoplasty (CMP), physicians take a large skeletal muscle in the upper back and wrap it around the heart.
The procedure, called cardiomyoplasty, involves detaching one end of a muscle in the back, wrapping it around the heart, and then suturing the muscle to the heart.
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Jewish Hospital is one of only a few facilities in the world offering a complete range of surgical treatments for end-stage heart failure, including: transplantation, ventricular assist devices, cardiomyoplasty and ventricular remodeling.
Johnson was the Philadelphia Heart Institute's first patient to successfully undergo cardiomyoplasty, a radical, new surgical procedure to help his weakened heart muscle.
Presbyterian Medical Center's Philadelphia Heart Institute is one of only five centers in the United States conducting clinical trials for cardiomyoplasty, sometimes referred to as the "heart wrap.

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