Medical Definition of Cardiomyoplasty

1. An operation that uses stimulated latissimus dorsi muscle (skeletal muscle ventricle) to assist cardiac function. The latissimus dorsi muscle is mobilised from the chest wall and moved into the thorax through the bed of the resected 2nd or 3rd rib. The muscle is then wrapped around the left and right ventricles and stimulated to contract during cardiac systole by means of an implanted burst-stimulator. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cardiomyoplasty

cardiomegaly
cardiometabolic
cardiometry
cardiomotility
cardiomuscular
cardiomyoblast
cardiomyocyte
cardiomyocytes
cardiomyocytic
cardiomyogenesis
cardiomyogenic
cardiomyoliposis
cardiomyopathic
cardiomyopathies
cardiomyopathy
cardiomyoplasty (current term)
cardiomyotomy
cardionatrin
cardionecrosis
cardionector
cardionephric
cardioneural
cardioneurosis
cardiopaludism
cardiopath
cardiopathia nigra
cardiopathic
cardiopathies
cardiopericardiopexy

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