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Moat said, "The first patient, a 68 year old female with severe left ventricular dysfunction and severe functional (secondary) mitral regurgitation, was not considered a candidate for conventional mitral valve surgery at another UK centre.
In terms of cardiovascular risk factors, hypertension and obesity were significantly more prevalent in the control group--but the SCD cohort had increased rates of diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and severe left ventricular dysfunction.
Severe left ventricular dysfunction and difficulty weaning off CPB, with intra-aortic balloon pump support, has also been reported in the postpartum period (19).
Between July 2008 and February 2011, 87 people with heart attacks and moderate to severe left ventricular dysfunction received their own bone marrow mononuclear stem cells (BMCs) or placebo.
We describe a patient with severe left ventricular dysfunction simultaneously monitored with pulse contour cardiac output (PiCCO) analysis, a continuous cardiac output pulmonary artery catheter (continuous COPAC) and intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE).
They analyzed data on 6,797 subjects participating in a study of moderate to severe left ventricular dysfunction.
The second abstract, Enhanced External Counterpulsation is a Safe and Effective Treatment for Angina in Patients with Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction, reviews data of another study which was done with 106 patients who had severe left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) and 278 patients without LVD.
Patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction due to non-ischemic cardiomyopathy who are treated with ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers have an annual total mortality of 6-7%.