DOR Procedure (Endoventricular Circular Patch Plasty)

A heart reconstruction procedure, called the DOR procedure, is used when an aneurysm forms following a heart attack. The DOR procedure is also called “endoventricular circular patch plasty” or EVCPP. The DOR procedure involves creating an incision in the left ventricle along the damaged area and making a looped stitch around a dead, scarred aneurysm to shrink it.

If the damaged area is too large it can be covered by a patch made from Dacron or tissue. The result of this procedure is a more normal left ventricle shape and size. The undamaged areas of the left ventricle are then stitched back together, eliminating the damaged area.

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