Improved perfusion and contractile reserve after transmyocardial laser revascularization in a model of hibernating myocardium.

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BACKGROUND Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) has been demonstrated effective for relieving angina, although prior studies have yielded inconsistent results regarding postoperative myocardial perfusion and function. This study evaluated long-term changes in myocardial perfusion and contractile reserve after TMR in a model of hibernating… (More)

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@article{Hughes1999ImprovedPA, title={Improved perfusion and contractile reserve after transmyocardial laser revascularization in a model of hibernating myocardium.}, author={Gail Hughes and Alan P. Kypson and Jessica St Louis and Brian Herb Annex and R. Edward Coleman and T R Degrado and Corinne Donovan and J. E. Lowe and Kevin P Landolfo}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={1999}, volume={67 6}, pages={1714-20} }