• Medicine
  • Published in
    The Journal of cardiovascular…
    1999

Transmyocardial laser induces coronary hyperemia and reduces ischemia-related arrhythmias, but fails to delay development of myocardial necrosis after coronary artery occlusion in pigs.

@article{Tjomsland1999TransmyocardialLI,
  title={Transmyocardial laser induces coronary hyperemia and reduces ischemia-related arrhythmias, but fails to delay development of myocardial necrosis after coronary artery occlusion in pigs.},
  author={Ole Tjomsland and Frank Grund and Georgios K. Kanellopoulos and Knut Kvernebo and Arnfinn Ilebekk},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={
          325-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several investigators have reported that transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) prior to acute coronary artery occlusion improves regional myocardial function and reduces the infarct size in animals with significant coronary collateral circulation. Whether the protective effect of TMR is due to perfusion through the laser-made channels, increased collateral flow or other mechanisms remains unresolved. The aim of this study was to investigate whether TMR performed prior to acute… CONTINUE READING