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LV

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for LATVIA.

LV

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Republic of Latvia. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Latvian bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Latvia. This is used as an international standard for shipping to Latvia. Each subdivision has its own code with the prefix "LV." For example, the code for the District of Ventspils Aprinkis is ISO 3166-2:LV-VE.
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Eventually, the muscle of the left ventricle begins to stretch out and the muscle cells lose the ability to contract normally.
In addition, patients who underwent SLVR also displayed significant growth in the valves and chambers on the left side of the heart, even if surgeons could not get the left ventricle to function completely, demonstrating that the strategy can effectively rehabilitate the heart and successfully support its growth and function.
These early results show bi-ventricular pacing may be superior to pacing only in the right ventricle to preserve the heart's normal left ventricle size and pumping ability for these pacemaker patients," said Cheuk-Man Yu, M.
The liquid polymerizes within the tissue and forms a protective scaffold that enhances the mechanical strength of the heart muscle during recovery and repair thereby preventing pathological enlargement of the left ventricle after the heart attack.
However, if patients are symptomatic or there is a risk of incarceration of left ventricle or atrial appendage, left atrial appendectomy, pericardioplasty or extension of pericardial defect may be beneficial (6).
The aim of Phase II clinical trials is to show TMR can be used to reperfuse oxygen-starved areas of the heart by "drilling" channels through these areas into the left ventricle opening a direct conduit to oxygenated blood.
Posteromedial major chordae supporting the anterior leaflets were cut (chordal rupture model) and mitral valve was tested with saline injection into the left ventricle via the aortic tube.
The laser is computer synchronized with the patient's heartbeat and triggered to fire at the interval between heartbeats when the left ventricle is filled with blood.
5 liters of blood per minute are delivered by the pump from the left ventricle into the ascending aorta, providing the heart with active support in critical situations.
Thermo Cardiosystems' LVAD is designed to take over the pumping function of the heart's left ventricle in patients whose failing hearts are no longer strong enough to beat on their own.
Last year, the agency approved clinical trials for Stanford University Medical Center's left-ventricular assist device, which takes over the heart's muscular workhorse, the left ventricle, during heart transplants or open-heart surgery.
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