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Medical Term:

ischemic contracture of the left ventricle


irreversible contraction of the left ventricle of the heart, seen as a complication in the early period of cardiopulmonary bypass and now avoided by appropriate cardioplegic solutions.

Synonym(s): myocardial rigor mortis, stone heart

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