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Multistep approach to electrical stimulation after cardiomyoplasty.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of cardiac surgery
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
3
Pages
199–208
Identifiers
PMID: 11414606
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

For improving angiographic potential in the LDM, ES can be started safely immediately post-CMP at 15 cpm (a 1:4 or 1:5 regimen) and single impulses per burst. For partial cardiac assist and for improving LDM performance, cardiac assist can be used for 30 minutes twice daily immediately post-CMP. To rest the muscle and save it from overuse, muscle contraction can be either stopped or slowed down during hours of sleep.

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