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MRI of a novel passive cardiomyoplasty device: the Paracor ventricular support system
  1. F Grothues,
  2. C Huth,
  3. H U Klein
  1. frank.grothues@medizin.uni-magdeburg.de

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A new passive cardiomyoplasty device, the Paracor ventricular support system (Paracor Medical Inc., Sunnyvale, California, USA) is being evaluated in heart failure patients to assess its ability to halt or reverse the disease process of dilated cardiomyopathy. During a minimal invasive surgical procedure the mesh is placed around the heart, and is intended to reduce wall stress by …

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