Modified Batista Procedure for Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyop
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The surgical indications for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) remain controversial, not including cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. We describe a case of idiopathic DCM that underwent successful surgical treat- ment using a modified left ventriculectomy, modification of the Batista procedure. The patient was a 63-year-old man who suffered from heart failure, New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class IV. Heart failure was derived from idiopathic DCM with a severely compromised left ventricular function complicated by left ventricular thrombosis. He underwent successful surgical treatment, specifically partial left ventriculectomy combined with the papillary muscle approximation, and the postoperative course was uneventful. He has been well with NYHA Class I for 3 years after the operation without heart failure....

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