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23 September 1996 Transmyocardial laser revascularization
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Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) for the treatment of medically unresponsive angina pectoris has been shown to be clinically effective. The mechanism of its action, however, is not quite understood. Over the last five years my collaborators and I have conducted a variety of in vivo and in vitro studies using different animal models, lasers and experimental protocols. The results seem to indicate that the mechanism of action of TMR is related to neovascularization rather than chronically patent channels, as originally proposed.
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H. Thomas Aretz M.D. "Transmyocardial laser revascularization", Proc. SPIE 2887, Lasers in Medicine and Dentistry: Diagnostics and Treatment, (23 September 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.251935
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