Coverage includes the tools and techniques of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic valve repair, arrhythmia surgery, cellular cardiomyoplasty
and stem cell therapy, and mechanical circulatory support, among other topics.
Percutaneous intracoronary cellular cardiomyoplasty
for nonischemic cardiomyopathy: clinical and histopathological results: the first-in-man ABCD (Autologous Bone Marrow Cells in Dilated Cardiomyopathy) trial.
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.
Surgical techniques to treat CHF like cardiomyoplasty
, left partial ventriculectomy, and reconstruction of mitral valve complex did not bring substantial benefit.
During his twenty five year tenure, he had responsibility for Medtronic's Bradycardia and Tachyarrhythmia Management units, the MicroRel and Promeon Components Divisions, and new business development programs including devices for heart failure, cardiomyoplasty
, atrial fibrillation, and gut stimulation.
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.