While the Revivent™ Myocardial Anchoring System can restore a failing heart to a more optimal size, volume and function, not everyone is a good candidate for the LIVE™ procedure. Only a cardiologist or surgeon who is familiar with your medical condition and history is qualified to discuss or recommend treatment with the Revivent System.
In general, the best candidate for LIVE is someone who had a heart attack that resulted in part of the heart becoming non-functional and turning to scar. Such patients have two kinds of heart tissue: a part that is contracting (either normally or at a reduced level) and a part that is not contracting. In such cases, excluding the non-functioning heart wall allows the remaining chamber to be made up of heart muscle that is still functioning. Physicians evaluate patients for LIVE based on what portion of the heart can be excluded, and what the remaining heart will look like after that part is no longer part of the working chamber.
If you can answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions, you and your doctor should discuss the Revivent System and LIVE procedure. Consider sharing the link to this website with your doctor during your next appointment.
Have you ever had a heart attack?
Do you take medication for congestive heart failure, but still are unable to resume previous lifestyle activities?
Have you had stents or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, yet continue to suffer from a reduced quality of life?
Are heart failure symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and swelling in the ankles or feet limiting what you can do?