Commentary Left ventricle restoration. Keep the door open.
Surgical left ventricle restoration (SVR) was firstly by Cooley in 1958
with the “linear suture technique”, and three decades later, Dor used
a circular patch to reconstruct the left ventricle excluding the scarred
parts of the septum and ventricular wall. It gained popularity and
eventually almost abandoned after the contrasting literature evidences.
Hassanabad et al. presented a comprehensive review of current literature
on surgical ventricle restoration (SVR) techniques and clinical
outcomes, trying to understand if SVR has still a substantial role in
the modern medicine.