We assessed the acute cardiovascular changes of partial left ventriculectomy (PLV) in a patient with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) without mitral regurgitation. Acutely, PLV reduced left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic dimension and volume while increasing LV ejection fraction and cardiac output due to increased HR and SV. Substantial increases in LV filling pressure, possibly due to high LV end-systolic and diastolic elastances, were of concern clinically and the mechanism(s) of change remain unclear. However, one year follow-up showed remarkable improvements in NYHA and VO2 max while maintaining reduced LV volume, increased LVEF, and trivial MR.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine