Guidelines for the clinical use of transmyocardial laser revascularization.

  title={Guidelines for the clinical use of transmyocardial laser revascularization.},
  author={Charles R. Bridges},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={18 1},
Patients with chronic, severe angina refractory to medical therapy who cannot be completely revascularized with either percutaneous catheter intervention or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) are clinically challenging. Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR), as sole therapy or as an adjunct to CABG, may be appropriate therapy for these patients. The recommendations are based on a review of the available evidence including expert consensus opinions. The author follows the format… CONTINUE READING