Percutaneous Left Ventricular Restoration.

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Percutaneous Left Ventricular Restoration.

Heart Fail Clin. 2015 Apr;11(2):261-273

Authors: Ige M, Al-Kindi SG, Attizzani G, Costa M, Oliveira GH

The ventricular partitioning device known as Parachute is the first and only percutaneously implantable device aimed at restoration of normal left ventricular geometry in humans. Since its conception, this technology has undergone extensive animal and human testing, with proved feasibility and safety, and is currently being studied in a pivotal randomized clinical trial. This article discusses ventricular remodeling and therapies attempted in the past, details the components of the ventricular partitioning device, describes the implanting technique, and reviews the most current experience of this device in humans.

PMID: 25834974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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