Cardiomyoplasty is an experimental procedure in which skeletal muscles are taken from a patient's back or abdomen and wrapped around an ailing heart. This added muscle, aided by ongoing stimulation from a device similar to a pacemaker, may boost the heart's pumping motion. Recent research suggests that it may not be as effective as originally hoped.
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