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A Randomized, Sham-Procedure-Controlled Trial of Percutaneous Myocardial Laser Therapy
  • Jan Erik Nordrehaug
  • Janet M. Fauls

Abstract

A majority of patients with angina related to coronary artery disease respond to medical management, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). There is, however, a growing number of patients who have medically refractory angina caused by diffuse coronary artery disease who are not eligible for PCI or CABG owing to diffuse, distal disease.1 Treatment options are limited for this subset of patients.

Keywords

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Sham Group Placebo Effect Chronic Total Occlusion 
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© Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Erik Nordrehaug
    • 1
  • Janet M. Fauls
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Heart DiseaseHaukeland University HospitalBergenNorway
  2. 2.Regulatory, Quality, and Clinical AffairsCardioGenesis CorporationFoothill Ranch

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