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Can transmyocardial CO2 laser channels supply nutritive blood flow into adjacent myocardium?
Author(s): Takushi Kohmoto; Peter E. Fisher; Carolyn DeRosa; Craig R. Smith; Daniel Burkhoff
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Paper Abstract

Clinical reports of transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR) suggest that this procedure is effective in relieving angina. However, experimental evidence of nutritive blood flow through the TMLR channels is not available. The purpose of this study was to test whether blood could flow through the TMLR channels created with the carbon-dioxide laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2671, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240043
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Takushi Kohmoto, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Peter E. Fisher, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Carolyn DeRosa, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Craig R. Smith, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Daniel Burkhoff, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2671:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI
C. Thomas Vangsness; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; Graham M. Watson; R. Rox Anderson; R. Rox Anderson; Royice B. Everett; Douglas E. Ott; Reza S. Malek; Rodney A. White; Lloyd P. Tate; Aaron P. Perlmutter, Editor(s)

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