Transmyocardial Laser Revascularisation with the CO2 Laser

  • H.-M. Stubbe
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Abstract

Over the past several years there has been a distinct increase in the numbers of second and third coronary operations performed. This increase is the result of demographic and medical developments. On the one hand, the age of the patients is rising, and on the other hand, the number of patients with complex accompanying illnesses which would have contraindicated operations with heart-lung machines some years ago is also on the rise. Due to these factors, the numbers of high-risk patients and of those who cannot undergo bypass surgery due to local inoperability are increasing.

Keywords

Placebo Catheter Helium Pneumonia Perforation 

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