Left Ventricular Volume Reduction Surgery for Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  • Richard Lee
  • Mohammed A. Quader
  • Katherine J. Hoercher
  • Patrick M. McCarthy
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


In the United States alone, 4.8 million people suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF). Approximately 550,000 new cases of CHF are diagnosed each year (1). As the population ages, the magnitude of this problem is projected to increase (2). After diagnosis, despite improvements in medical management, 5-year mortality is 60% for men and 45% for women (1). There are 150,000 people in the end stage of this disease, and there is a 5-year mortality that approaches 100% despite the use of angiotensin II-converting enzyme inhibitors (3). Approximately half of these patients have heart failure from idiopathic, infectious, or valvular etiologies unrelated to coronary artery disease (4).


Left Ventricular Assist Device Mitral Valve Repair Ventricular Assist Device Idiopathic Dilate Cardiomyopathy Reverse Remodel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Lee
    • 1
  • Mohammed A. Quader
    • 2
  • Katherine J. Hoercher
    • 3
  • Patrick M. McCarthy
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of SurgerySt. Louis University School of MedicineSt. Louis
  2. 2.Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of SurgeryNebraska Heart InstituteLincoln
  3. 3.George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Center for Heart FailureCleveland ClinicCleveland
  4. 4.Cardiovascular InstituteNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicago

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