ischemic contracture of the left ventricle

is·che·mic con·trac·ture of the left ven·tri·cle

irreversible contraction of the left ventricle of the heart, seen as a complication in the early period of cardiopulmonary bypass and now avoided by appropriate cardioplegic solutions.

is·che·mic con·trac·ture of the left ven·tri·cle

(is-kē'mik kŏn-trak'shŭr left ven'tri-kĕl)
Irreversible contraction of the left ventricle of the heart as a complication seen in the early period of cardiopulmonary bypass and now avoided by appropriate cardioplegic solutions.
Synonym(s): stone heart.
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