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Definition: 'Ischemic Contracture Of The Left Ventricle'

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ischemic contracture of the left ventricle

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. irreversible contraction of the left ventricle of the heart, seen as a complication in the early period of cardiopulmonary bypass and now avoided by appropriate cardioplegic solutions.

Synonyms: myocardial rigor mortis, stone heart

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