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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Nov 1;25(5):848-849. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivx146.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery approach for transmyocardial laser revascularization.

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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA.

Abstract

Transmyocardial laser revascularization is an established therapy for refractory coronary artery disease. However, utilization of the technology is not as widespread as expected. This is despite the fact that the efficacy of the technology has been established in multiple prospective randomized trials. Furthermore, only about 5% of transmyocardial laser revascularization cases annually are performed in a minimally invasive fashion. We report a case of a female patient treated in a minimally invasive thoracoscopic fashion.

KEYWORDS:

Coronary artery disease; Transmyocardial laser revascularization; Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

PMID:
28549144
DOI:
10.1093/icvts/ivx146
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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