Which surgical interventions are used for the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Answer

Surgical options for patients with disease refractory to medical therapy include the following:

  • Temporary mechanical circulatory support

  • Left ventricular assist devices

  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular pacing)

  • Automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

  • Ventricular restoration surgery

  • Heart transplantation

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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