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Surgical treatment of the ischemic heart disease with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction

O.V. Zelenchuk, B.M. Todurov

Heart Institute Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) with low left ventricular ejection fraction have a most unfavorable prognosis among cardiac patients undergoing myocardial revascularization surgery. Choosing the best method of treating IHD patients with low left ventricular ejection fraction is an open issue of practical cardiology and cardiac surgery. The contemporary data and personal experience of authors are reviewed in the article.

Key words: ischemic heart disease, low left ventricular ejection fraction, congestive heart failure, myocardial revascularization, coronary artery bypass grafting.

 

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