Ventricular containment, shape change, infarct restraint

George C. Christensen, Jaishankar Raman, Ahmet Kilic, Bryan A. Whitson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes the concepts, historical perspective, and evidence behind the shaping of the ventricle to prevent heart failure progression. The techniques described range from ventricular containment, infarct restraint, and stabilization in so that to modify the ventricle to reduce wall stress, including updated studies since the prior edition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Heart Failure
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Surgical, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781447142799
ISBN (Print)9781447142782
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac remodeling
  • Heart failure
  • Infarct restraint
  • Shape change
  • Ventricular containment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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