Cardiac nociceptive reflexes after transmyocardial laser revascularization: implications for the neural hypothesis of angina relief.

@article{Minisi2001CardiacNR,
  title={Cardiac nociceptive reflexes after transmyocardial laser revascularization: implications for the neural hypothesis of angina relief.},
  author={Anthony J. Minisi and On Topaz and M. S. Quinn and Laxmi B. Mohanty},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={122 4},
  pages={712-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The mechanism by which transmyocardial laser revascularization relieves angina is not understood. One theory is that laser-induced thermal damage to cardiac nerves results in cardiac denervation. This study examined the acute effects of transmyocardial laser revascularization on reflex responses mediated by cardiac nociceptors, the left ventricular receptors with sympathetic afferent fibers that are thought to mediate anginal chest pain. METHODS Experiments were performed in 13… CONTINUE READING

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