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Modified Batista Procedure for Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Report of a Case
World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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 treatment 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 compromiseddoi:10.4236/wjcs.2017.73005 fatcat:fc2oj22pvbgyhgzjnw5a7sychu