Surgical Remodeling in Heart Failure

Alternative to Transplantation

  • W. Brett
  • A. Todorov
  • M. Pfisterer
  • Hans-Reinhard Zerkowski
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. W. Harringer, M. Wirsing, H.-W. Künsebeck, A. Haverich
    Pages 31-40
  3. J. C. Chachques, A. Carpentier
    Pages 53-62
  4. N. W. Guldner, P. Klapproth, M. Grossherr, H. Sievers
    Pages 63-66
  5. Ch. J. F. Holubarsch
    Pages 67-82
  6. S. F. Bolling, I. A. Smolens
    Pages 83-95
  7. R. J. V. Batista
    Pages 97-104
  8. A. El-Banayosy, R. Körfer
    Pages 105-113
  9. D. Darmer, B. Bartling, J. Holtz
    Pages 115-133

About these proceedings


Despite all efforts and success in medical treatment, the incidence of (end-stage) chronic heart failure is increasing. Cardiac transplantation remains the only definite option; however, due to the shortage of donor organs, very few people benefit. Therefore, surgery of end-stage heart failure using conventional techniques has gained new interest after the introduction of the Batista operation. However, a clear surgical identification of the patients to be included in this group is lacking. Left ventricular reduction surgery as well as reduction of the base of the heart using mitral annuloplasty or mitral valve replacement, sparing both papillary muscles, is used in selected patients with satisfying results and good survival. Long-term mechanical support with subsequent surgical remodeling or supporting myoplasty may result in a beneficial alternative to heart transplantation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. Brett
    • 1
  • A. Todorov
    • 1
  • M. Pfisterer
    • 1
  • Hans-Reinhard Zerkowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitätsklinik für Herz- und Thoraxchirurgie, Kantonsspital BaselBasel

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Steinkopff Verlag, Darmstadt 2000
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7985-1223-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57705-5
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