Ischemic cardiomyopathy is caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supplies blood to your heart. This blockage or narrowing results in a heart attack damaging the muscle on the left side of your heart. The left side is also called the "left ventricle.”
Due to the lack of sufficient blood flow, the heart attack creates scar tissue in the left ventricle. This causes your heart to pump an insufficient amount of blood to your body.
The scar tissue also causes the left ventricle of your heart to grow and creates an abnormal shape and size. This affects your hearts ability to function correctly, which leads to heart failure.
The Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement (LIVE™) procedure is based on the well-defined LaPlace’s Law, which describes how the shape and pressure inside of the left ventricle can create stress on the heart. Heart failure symptoms worsen as the stress on the left ventricle increases, and the only way to stop the progression of heart failure is to reduce the stress on the left ventricle. The LIVE™ procedure is uniquely designed to reduce this wall stress by restoring the functionality of the left ventricle by using the Revivent TC™ System. This is achieved by: