[Transmyocardial revascularization with a holmium laser: preliminary results].

  title={[Transmyocardial revascularization with a holmium laser: preliminary results].},
  author={Aldo Domenico Milano and Mario De Carlo and Stefano Pratali and Chiara Barzaghi and Carmela Nardi and Giovanni Paterni and CR. Bellina and Rita Mariotti and Uberto Bortolotti},
  journal={Giornale italiano di cardiologia},
  volume={27 10},
BACKGROUND Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR) aims to improve perfusion of the ventricular wall via laser-created transmural channels. We present the results of TMLR with a holmium laser as sole therapy in patients with angina refractory to medical treatment and extensive coronary artery disease unsuitable for angioplasty or coronary artery by-pass grafting. METHODS From November 1995 to February 1997, twenty-two patients underwent isolated TMLR with a holmium laser. Five patients… CONTINUE READING