Batista procedure

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Batista procedure

(bah-tēs'tă),
surgical reduction of one or both ventricles when they are excessively dilated.

Batista procedure

A radical procedure for treating some forms of end-stage heart failure—in particular congestive heart failure (CHF)—due to dilated cardiomyopathy, based on a radical application of the Frank-Starling law, in which a wedge of the left ventricular is excised, and the reduced ventricle then sewn together.

Batista procedure

Left ventricular diameter reduction, left ventriculectomy, ventricular reduction Cardiovascular surgery A radical surgical procedure for treating some forms of end-stage heart failure, in particular CHF due to dilated cardiomyopathy. Cf Cardiomyoplasty.

Batista procedure

See HEART REDUCTION.