Right latissimus dorsi cardiomyoplasty has recently been shown to provide effective support for the chronic failing heart. A simplified technique to perform this procedure is described here. The use of the pericardial "suspenders" may avoid dangerous lifting of the heart out of its sac position, and allow a more appropriate adjustment of the wrapping tension with enhanced surgical management and potential benefits for postoperative outcome.

Pericardial "suspenders" to enhance right latissimus dorsi cardiomyoplasty

ALFIERI , OTTAVIO
1996

Abstract

Right latissimus dorsi cardiomyoplasty has recently been shown to provide effective support for the chronic failing heart. A simplified technique to perform this procedure is described here. The use of the pericardial "suspenders" may avoid dangerous lifting of the heart out of its sac position, and allow a more appropriate adjustment of the wrapping tension with enhanced surgical management and potential benefits for postoperative outcome.
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