If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with CHF, you need
about surgical options that can greatly improve your chances of
survival and improve the quality of your life.
Ask your doctor about a
procedure called Surgical Ventricular Restoration (SVR®).
already know the symptoms.
Fatigue. Weakness. Shortness of breath. For the more than 5 million
Americans who suffer from Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), these
symptoms significantly impair their quality of life. As heart disease
progresses, patients often find themselves
confined or unable to participate in most simple activities of daily living.
Repeat hospitalizations are common, and one in five patients will die
within one year of being diagnosed with CHF.
Medications can help manage your symptoms including shortness of
breath, swelling of the tissues, fatigue, confusion, increased heart rate
or lack of appetite. However, these medications may be successful
for some patients, but not for others. Also, for some patients, medications
may cause side effects. There is no medication that can
treat the underlying cause of CHF.
hope for CHF patients
Fortunately, great advances have been made in treating CHF. You now have
surgical options available to you that actually treat the underlying
problem causing heart failure. If you have CHF, and have suffered
a previous heart attack, you may be a candidate for Surgical Ventricular
Restoration (SVR). This procedure restores the enlarged left
ventricle to a more normal size and shape, greatly improving the pumping
action of the heart.
SVR utilizes a shaping device called the Mannequin to provide cardiac surgeons an accurate template or guide to resize and reshape the damaged heart back to its original form.
This is an exciting advancement - in fact,
thousands of patients are enjoying a better quality of life and
will live longer after having SVR surgery.
more surgeons in the United States and around the world are performing
SVR. If you have
had a heart attack and are suffering from Congestive Heart Failure, ask
your doctor for more information on the new surgical options such as SVR procedure. This procedure might help you live longer and feel better.