_ TODAY, HFpEF PATIENTS ARE POOR CANDIDATES OR NOT CANDIDATES FOR ADVANCED THERAPIES _
New Procedure Could Offer Hope For Patients with HFpEF
One way to reduce the strain on the left ventricle is to possibly modify the pericardium. The pericardium is the sac the heart sits in and in patients with HFpEF it can further contribute to the increasing demands put on the left ventricle. Surgery to modify the pericardium is not typically offered to patients because the risks associated with the surgical procedure are too high.
Heart Failure Solutions is developing a novel approach for pericardial modification to allow the LV to better fill and enhance the cardiac output. This minimally invasive approach is designed to minimize the risks compared to conventional surgery;
allowing patients with HFpEF to benefit.