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This "staged left ventricle recruitment" (SLVR) strategy uses the existing standard single-ventricle treatment for HLHS and additional procedures to spur the body's capacity for healing and growth and encourage the small left ventricle in these children to grow and function.
New "staged left ventricle recruitment," or SLVR, approach could revolutionize treatment of severe form of congenital heart defect BOSTON, Nov.
To calculate the fractional shortening index, the diameter of internal cavity of left ventricle at the end of systole and diameter of internal cavity of left ventricle at the end of diastole are measured.
The cyst had arisen from the anteriormost part of the left ventricle (figure 2).
Of the heart's four chambers, the left ventricle does the heavy lifting, thrusting blood to distant parts of the body.
Researchers at the Cell Therapy Research Foundation in Memphis, TN delivered 20 injections of myoblasts, each containing between 1-100 million cells, directly into the pig's left ventricle.
Normally, when the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve closes and blood flows out of the heart through the aortic valve and into the aorta to start its journey to all other parts of the body.
The left ventricle squeezes hard and pushes the blood on a 60,000 mile journey through the body.