Role of Mitral Valve Surgery in Surgical Ventricular Restoration for Left Ventricular Aneurysms

  • V Rao Parachuri
  • Srilakshmi M. Adhyapak


In ischemic cardiomyopathy with large left ventricular aneurysms, ventricular size increases in response to the surface area of infracted scarred myocardium. This dilatation of contractile myocardium is a compensatory hemodynamic response to maintain an effective forward stroke volume and can be seen as an extension of the Frank–Starling mechanism.


Left Ventricle Mitral Valve Mitral Regurgitation Papillary Muscle Mitral Annulus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V Rao Parachuri
    • 1
  • Srilakshmi M. Adhyapak
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryNarayana HrudayalayaBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySt. John’s Medical College HospitalBangaloreIndia

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