Influence of baseline left ventricular function on the clinical outcome of surgical ventricular reconstruction in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy

European Heart Journal, 05/31/2012

Subgroup analyses of the surgical treatment for ischemic heart failure (STICH) trial suggest that patients with less dilated left ventricular (LV) and better LVEF may benefit from surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR), while those with larger LV and poorer LVEF may do worse.

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