Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization

Julian A. Smith, John J. Dunning, Andrew J. Parry, Stephen R. Large, John Wallwork

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In transmyocardial laser revascularization a series of channels are created between the left ventricular cavity and the myocardium. The operation is usually performed in isolation via a left thoracotomy without cardiopulmonary bypass, but has been done in combination with coronary artery bypass grafting. Angina pectoris with coronary artery anatomy unsuitable for either angioplasty or bypass grafting is currently the most common indication for this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-572
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Smith, J. A., Dunning, J. J., Parry, A. J., Large, S. R., & Wallwork, J. (1995). Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 10(5), 569-572.