Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization: Patient Selection, Operative Technique, and Perioperative Care

  • Xavier M. Mueller

Abstract

Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR) is indicated in chronic angina that is refractory to medical therapy and untreatable by coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA).

Keywords

Catheter Ischemia Steam Radionuclide Drilling 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier M. Mueller
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinic for Cardiovascular SurgeryCHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois)LausanneSwitzerland

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