The impact of various wavelength lasers on myocardial function following transmyocardial laser revascularization

Keith A. Horvath, Cristian Militaru

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Abstract

The treatment of angina has gone a long way and has taken many turns. Procedures like coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have proven themselves as viable solutions for many, but not all. A growing number of patients are unable to be treated by these methods primarily because of the diffuse nature of their disease. It is for these end-stage coronary disease patients, that transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR) was developed. This chapter will explore the influence of specific laser parameters on laser-tissue interactions, the results of studies involving TMLR or TMLR in conjunction with CABG, and finally will analyze the possible mechanisms of TMLR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in Cardiovascular Interventions
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages287-303
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781447152200
ISBN (Print)9781447152194
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • CO2
  • Function
  • Ho:YAG
  • Laser
  • Myocardial
  • Revascularization
  • Transmyocardial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Horvath, K. A., & Militaru, C. (2015). The impact of various wavelength lasers on myocardial function following transmyocardial laser revascularization. In Lasers in Cardiovascular Interventions (pp. 287-303). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5220-0_21