Left ventricular reduction in a Jehovah's Witness

David Michael McMullan, Erik A.K. Beyer, Igor Gregoric, Branislav Radovancevic, O. H. Frazier, Marco Ricci, Tomas A. Salerno

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Abstract

For Jehovah's Witnesses with severe heart failure, left ventricular reduction surgery may be a satisfactory alternative to cardiac transplantation. Compared with transplantation, left ventricular reduction surgery can involve less blood loss thus decreasing the need for blood-volume replacement. More importantly, left ventricular reduction surgery obviates the need for a donor organ. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)958-960
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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