AN HISTORICAL APPRAISAL OF THE TECHNIQUES OF LEFT VENTRICULAR VOLUME
REDUCTION IN ISCHEMIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: WHO DID WHAT?
Resection or exclusion of scars following a myocardial infarction on the
LAD territory started even before the beginning of the modern era of
cardiac surgery. Many techniques were developed, but there is still
confusion on who did what. The original techniques underwent
modifications that brought to a variety of apparently new procedures
that, however, were only a “revisitation” of what described before. In
some case old techniques were reproposed and renamed, without giving
credit to the surgeon that was the original designer. Herein we try to
describe which are the seminal procedures and some of the most important
modifications, respecting however the merit of who first communicated
the procedure to the scientific world.