Cardiomyoplasty: Surgical Therapy for Ischemic and Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathies

  • J. C. Chachques
  • A. Carpentier
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The discovery of an adequate substitute for cardiac muscle to treat loss of muscle mass or functional cardiac insufficiency, has long been one of man’s great dreams. Rather than approaching the problem with heart transplantation or artificial heart-assist devices, the ideal would be to have a substitute contractile tissue [1, 2].


Idiopathic Dilate Cardiomyopathy Heart Lung Transplant Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Restrictive Cardiomyopathy NYHA Functional Class 
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