While the Revivent TC™ Transcatheter Ventricular Enhancement system can restore a failing heart to a more normal shape, 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 TC™ 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 tissue. 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, Revivent TC™ can separate the non-contracting scar tissue from the heart muscle that is still functioning. The remaining healthy tissue allows for the heart to beat more effectively. Physicians evaluate patients for LIVE based on which portion of the heart is scarred, and the health of the remaining heart muscle.
If you can answer "yes” to one or more of the following questions, you and your doctor should discuss the Revivent TC™ System. Consider sharing the link to this website with your doctor prior to your next appointment.