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Transmyocardial laser revascularization 12 years later.
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PMID:  20634273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the long-term follow-up of 34 patients who underwent transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR) from 1995 to 1999. At 12 years the actuarial survival is 24%±8%, actuarial freedom from cardiac deaths is 36%±10% and actuarial freedom from major adverse cardiac events 13%±8%. Mean angina class of nine current survivors is 2.7±0.6. Based on these results, the use of TMLR as an isolated procedure remains questionable. TMLR could probably achieve better results when employed in combination with myocardial revascularization or as a vehicle of intramyocardial growth factors.
Stefano Pratali; Francesca Chiaramonti; Aldo Milano; Uberto Bortolotti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-22     Completed Date:  2011-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa Medical School, Pisa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Angina, Unstable / surgery*
Laser Therapy
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / surgery*
Myocardial Revascularization / methods*,  mortality
Survival Analysis

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