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Minerva’s comments on a new surgical procedure to rebuild the
physiological shape and volume of the left ventricle after an anterior
myocardial infarct using the KISS technique (Keep fibres orientation with
Strip patch reShaping) may not be readily accessible and translatable
to the non-medical community. Could I suggest the non-medicalised headline
– ‘Doctors mend broken heart with a kiss’?
1. BMJ 2009;339:b3181
2. Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research
No competing interests
16 August 2009
Steven J McNulty
St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust Prescot Merseyside L35 5DR