Modified Batista Procedure for Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Report of a Case

Keisuke Morimoto, Hiroaki Kuroda, Kimiyo Ono, Shigeto Miyasaka, Suguru Shiraya, Futoshi Kobayashi, Kengo Nishimura, Yoshikazu Fujiwara
2017 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 compromised
more » ... eft 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.
doi:10.4236/wjcs.2017.73005 fatcat:fc2oj22pvbgyhgzjnw5a7sychu