If you are a heart attack survivor currently suffering from heart failure, you may be a candidate for a PARACHUTE Device. The PARACHUTE Ventricular Partioning Devise is implanted by a cath lab procedure for patients with heart failure. Implanted in the left ventricle, the PARACHUTE excludes the non-functional heart segment from the healthy, function segment and decreases the overall volume of the left ventricle. This is intended to restore both the geometry and the function of the heart allowing the healthy heart tissue to perform more efficiently during each heartbeat.
There are two arms to the study: Parachute Implant and All Appropriate Medical Therapy (AAMT)