TITLE

Cardiac assistance from skeletal muscle: a reappraisal

AUTHOR(S)
Salmons, Stanley
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Feb2009, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p204
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Summary: Cardiac assistance from skeletal muscle offers an attractive surgical solution to the problem of end-stage heart failure, yet it is widely regarded as a failed approach. I argue here that this is an outdated assessment. Systematic progress has been made over the last 25 years in understanding the relevant basic science. In the light of these advances we should be reconsidering the place of skeletal muscle assist in the surgical armamentarium.
ACCESSION #
36192325

 

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