de-epicardialization

de-ep·i·car·di·al·i·za·tion

(dē'ep-i-kar'dē-ăl-i-zā'shŭn),
Obsolete surgical destruction of the epicardium, usually by the application of phenol, designed (unsuccessfully) to promote collateral circulation to the myocardium.

de-epicardialization

/de-epi·car·di·al·iza·tion/ (de-ep″ĭ-kahr″de-al″ĭ-za´shun) a surgical procedure for the relief of intractable angina pectoris, in which epicardial tissue is destroyed by application of a caustic agent to promote development of collateral circulation.