What is concentric remodeling of the left ventricle with adequate systolic function?

Submitted by Paul from Philippines on 07/16/2014

by Denton A. Cooley, MD

After certain insults to the myocardium (heart muscle) such as an infarction (heart attack) or viral disease, the ventricle may lose its normal shape. It therefore loses its ability to expel blood from the ventricle in normal fashion. In some cases, restoring the contour of the chamber by removing poorly functioning areas can improve its efficiency. This is called remodeling.