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Mechanisms and results of transmyocardial laser revascularization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14988625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) is a technique that has been performed on over 10,000 patients around the world. Most of the patients were not suffering from heart failure. TMR is principally used for the treatment of angina, but in patients with significant reversible ischemia that is not amenable to conventional therapy, TMR may also improve myocardial function. The results of using TMR as a treatment for angina show a dramatic improvement in symptoms and quality of life. This paper reviews the current status of TMR techniques, mechanisms and results.
Keith A Horvath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-27     Completed Date:  2004-07-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / surgery*
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease / surgery*
Heart Failure / surgery
Heart Ventricles / surgery*
Laser Therapy / instrumentation*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Revascularization / instrumentation*
Quality of Life
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Surgical Instruments
Treatment Outcome

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