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left ventricular volume reduction surgery


Definition: operation in which the volume of a dilated, nonaneurysmal left ventricle is reduced by myocardial resection to improve ventricular geometry and mechanical function and thereby treat end-stage congestive heart failure.

Synonym(s): Battista operation, partial left ventriculectomy, reduction left ventriculoplasty

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