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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An alternative to surgical treatment is cardiomyoplasty, a skeletal muscle transplant to the area around the heart.
Cellular cardiomyoplasty with human amniotic fluid stem cells: In vitro and in vivo studies.
Among the various treatment options for a silent heart attack are angioplasty (a special tubing with an attached deflated balloon is threaded up to the coronary arteries); artificial heart valve surgery (abnormal or diseased heart valve is replaced with a healthy one); bypass surgery (treats blocked heart arteries by creating new passages for blood to flow to the heart muscle); cardiomyoplasty; and heart transplant (diseased heart is removed and replaced with a donated healthy human heart).
Berlin et al., "The use of gadolinium-carbon nanostructures to magnetically enhance stem cell retention for cellular cardiomyoplasty," Biomaterials, vol.
In the ABCD trial (percutaneous intracoronary cellular cardiomyoplasty for nonischemic cardiomyopathy; NCT unavailable), 44 patients with nonischemic HF received either intracoronary injection of BMMC (24 patients) or sham infusion without stem cells (20 patients).
Sakakida et al., "Tissue cardiomyoplasty using bioengineered contractile cardiomyocyte sheets to repair damaged myocardium: their integration with recipient myocardium," Transplantation, vol.
At the very beginning of cardiac tissue engineering, the idea of the injection of multipotent cells into the infarcted myocardium, termed cellular cardiomyoplasty, was developed as an alternative therapeutic strategy for end stage HF or cardiomyopathy [7-9].
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.
Kao, "Cellular cardiomyoplasty: myocardial regeneration with satellite cell implantation," Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol.
"Cellular cardiomyoplasty," Bulletin of Transplantology and Artifical Organs, No2, pp.53-62.
"If we could immortalize embryonic stem cells," West says, "we could potentially repair the human heart, for example, after a heart attack, making young heart muscle by injecting these primitive cells into the heart to regenerate damaged tissue." That was an astonishingly prescient vision because we're already seeing clinical trials using this technique (cardiomyoplasty) in humans.

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