Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization as Sole Reoperative Therapy following Late Anginal Recurrence: Case Report

Authors

  • Louis E. Samuels
  • Elena C. Holmes
  • Sean Janzer

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20041155

Abstract

A case of recurrent angina 3 years following sole therapy transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) is described. Repeat sole therapy TMR with the Holmium:YAG system was performed and resulted in complete and immediate angina relief. Repeat TMR should be considered in patients with angina recurrence who underwent primary TMR.

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Published

2005-03-09

How to Cite

Samuels, L. E., Holmes, E. C., & Janzer, S. (2005). Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization as Sole Reoperative Therapy following Late Anginal Recurrence: Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 8(2), E85-E86. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20041155

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