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Vol. 101, No. 1-3, 2004
Issue release date: February 2004
Section title: Paper
Cardiology 2004;101:37–47
(DOI:10.1159/000075984)

Mechanisms and Results of Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization

Horvath K.A.
Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill., USA

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Abstract of Paper

Published online: 2/27/2004

Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 5
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0008-6312 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9751 (Online)

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Abstract

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.


  

Author Contacts

Keith A. Horvath, MD
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northwestern University
The Feinberg School of Medicine, 201 E. Huron Street, Galter 10-105
Chicago, IL 60611 (USA)
Tel. +1 312 695 3121, Fax +1 312 695 1903, E-Mail khorvath@nmh.org

  

Article Information

Number of Print Pages : 11
Number of Figures : 5, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 87

  

Publication Details

Cardiology (International Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery and Pathology)
Founded 1937 as ‘Cardiologia’ by Bruno Kisch and Wilhelm Löffler

Vol. 101, No. 1-3, Year 2004 (Cover Date: Released February 2004)

Journal Editor: Joseph S. Alpert, Tucson, Ariz.
ISSN: 0008–6312 (print), 1421–9751 (Online)

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: 2/27/2004

Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 5
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0008-6312 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9751 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CRD


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