Coronary artery surgery for ischaemic heart failure: the surgeon's view

M Lewis, M Pitt, Robert Bonser, Domenico Pagano

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Recent advances in medical therapy have improved outcomes for patients with severe heart failure. However, overall survival remains poor. Transplantation is an established therapy for these patients but is limited by the large mismatch between demand and donor organ availability.Recently it has been recognised that not all ventricular dysfunction secondary to coronary artery disease is irreversible. Revascularisation in certain patients would appear to improve ventricular function. These patients are said to demonstrate myocardial "hibernation". Revascularisation in these patients may provide a further treatment option in the treatment of heart failure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalHeart Failure Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


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