cardiectomy


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car·di·ec·to·my

(kar'dē-ek'tō-mē),
Excision of the cardiac part of the stomach.
[cardi-(2) + G. ektomē, excision]

cardiectomy

(kăr″dē-ĕk′tō-mē) [″ + ektome, excision]
1. Excision of the gastric cardia.
2. Harvesting of the heart and adjacent great vessels for transplantation.

cardiectomy

Surgical removal of the upper part of the stomach (the cardia).
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Because implantation of a TAH involves cardiectomy, the care these patients require is unique.
Documentation regarding the medication adjustment was not clear; however for purposes of comparison, as a result of the cardiectomy and TAH implantation, medications need to be directed peripherally as opposed to patients who receive LVAD may still receive centrally acting cardiovascular agents such as positive inotropes.