Percutaneous transmyocardial revascularization induces angiogenesis: a histologic and 3-dimensional micro computed tomography study.

@article{Kwon1999PercutaneousTR,
  title={Percutaneous transmyocardial revascularization induces angiogenesis: a histologic and 3-dimensional micro computed tomography study.},
  author={Hyuck-moon Kwon and Bum Kee Hong and Gil Jin Jang and Dong Seok Kim and Eun Young Choi and In Jong Kim and Charles J. McKenna and Erik L. Ritman and Rene{\'e} S. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of Korean Medical Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={14},
  pages={502 - 510}
}
The purpose of this study was to visualize the spatial patterns and connection of channels created after percutaneous transmyocardial revascularization (PTMR) in normal porcine hearts, and to estimate the relative contributions of transmyocardial and coronary perfusion. Six pigs underwent PTMR creating channels using radiofrequency ablative energy. Three-dimensional computed tomography imaging of channels 1 hr after PTMR showed the direct connection of PTMR channels to the myocardial capillary… CONTINUE READING

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