Ventricular Containment, Shape Change, Infarct Restraint

  • George C. ChristensenIII
  • Jaishankar Raman
  • Ahmet Kilic
  • Bryan A. Whitson


This chapter describes the concepts, historical perspective, and evidence behind the shaping of the ventricle to prevent heart failure progression. The techniques described range from ventricular containment, infarct restraint, and stabilization in so that to modify the ventricle to reduce wall stress, including updated studies since the prior edition.


Ventricular containment Cardiac remodeling Shape change Infarct restraint Heart failure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George C. ChristensenIII
    • 1
  • Jaishankar Raman
    • 2
  • Ahmet Kilic
    • 3
  • Bryan A. Whitson
    • 4
  1. 1.Cardiothoracic SurgeryOhio State University Wexner Medical CenterSt. Clair ShoresUSA
  2. 2.Cardiovascular & Thoracic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  4. 4.Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of SurgeryWexner Medical Center, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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