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The "hybrid" approach for revascularisation: direct myocardial revascularisation and coronary angioplasty.
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PMID:  10820937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the cases of two patients where catheter-based laser direct myocardial revascularisation has been coupled with conventional coronary angioplasty at the same sitting using the Biosense left ventricular electromechanically guided laser procedure. In both the cases, the non-revascularizable ischaemic target zone was identified using left ventricular electromechanical mapping signals, and Ho: YAG laser channels were placed at the designated target lesion following successful coronary stenting. The results did not show any procedural complications. This preliminary report suggests the feasibility and safety of this "hybrid" percutaneous approach for myocardial revascularisation.
D S Gambhir; S Singh; R Kornowski; S Fuchs; B Bhargava; R Arora
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian heart journal     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0019-4832     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Heart J     Publication Date:    2000 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-02     Completed Date:  2000-06-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374675     Medline TA:  Indian Heart J     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Angiography
Laser Therapy*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Revascularization / methods*

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