A heart attack often leaves damage in the left ventricle of the heart. That area becomes scarred, which may change the heart’s shape, weakening blood pumping. It may also affect valve function. This process can eventually lead to heart failure.
Through ventricular remodeling, cardiac surgeons at the Pilla Heart Center are able to rebuild the heart to a healthy size after heart attack. Ventricular remodeling is conducted with the use of a heart-lung machine. Surgeons use a special model to reshape the heart and restore it to good function.
For expertise on ventricular remodeling, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center, including the Porter Institute for Valvular Heart Disease and Cardiothoracic Surgery.