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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.
Cardiology A popular term for irreversible ischaemia-induced cardiac rigor mortis, in which the heart undergoes global spastic contraction in systole; anoxia rapidly depletes glycogen and ATP, causing death

stone heart

Cardiology A popular term for irreversible ischemia-induced cardiac rigor mortis, in which the heart undergoes global spastic contraction in systole; anoxia rapidly depletes glycogen and ATP, causing death; a heart of stone is exceptionally rare, clinically linked to severe heart disease–and romantically linked to the heartless. See Rigor mortis. Cf Stiff heart 'syndrome. '.

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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