Indirect myocardial revascularization: great therapeutic potential if understanding the mechanisms.

@article{Emini2013IndirectMR,
  title={Indirect myocardial revascularization: great therapeutic potential if understanding the mechanisms.},
  author={Ramiz Emini and Stephen M. Wildhirt and Peter Guilliard and Horst Brunner and Michael Beyer and Andreas Liebold},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={e1-3}
}
S trategies for indirect myocardial revascularization in end stage ischemic coronary artery disease have been described and are still developing, including transmyocardial laser revascularization, ischemic preconditioning, low-energy shock wave therapy, or epicardial transplantation of latissi-mus dorsi muscle flap. All of them are intended to induce angiogenesis and generate neocollaterals to improve regional myocardial perfusion. The latter has been performed in some patients in whom no… CONTINUE READING