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  • Antonio Calafiore,
  • Sotirios Prapas,
  • Kostas Katsavrias ,
  • Massimo Di Marco,
  • Stefano Guarracini,
  • Michele Di Mauro
Antonio Calafiore
John Paul II Foundation for Research and Treatment

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Sotirios Prapas
Henry Dunant Hospital Center
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Kostas Katsavrias
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Massimo Di Marco
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Stefano Guarracini
Private Hospital Pierangeli Srl
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Michele Di Mauro
Maastricht UMC+
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Left ventricular surgical remodeling (LVSR) has been, for long time, the procedure applied for large dyskinetic, or akinetic, areas as a consequence of a myocardial infarction, manly located in the left anterior descending area. Many surgical techniques were developed, aimed to a pure reduction of the volume of the left ventricular cavity or to add to volume reduction a more physiologic conical shape. The expansion of interventional procedures invaded most of the fields before treated only by cardiac surgeons. In this issue, Pillay describes an hybrid technique, involving both interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, aimed to LV volume reduction after an anterior myocardial infarction. A series of internal (right ventricular septum) and external (anterior wall) anchors are implanted to approximate the LV free wall to the anterior septum, consequently excluding the scarred myocardium. Although some limitations of this study, the Authors have to be commended for having revitalized a procedure almost eliminated from the surgical scenario
02 Oct 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
03 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
03 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
03 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
Nov 2020Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 10.1111/jocs.15119