Meta-analysis of survival and relief of angina pectoris after transmyocardial revascularization

Am J Cardiol. 2005 May 15;95(10):1243-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.01.057.


A meta-analysis of 7 randomized trials involving 1,053 patients was performed to evaluate the effect of transmyocardial laser revascularization as the sole procedural intervention on survival and angina relief. At 1 year, transmyocardial laser revascularization produced a significant improvement in angina class (p <0.0001) but no improvement in survival (p = 0.75).

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Angina Pectoris / mortality
  • Angina Pectoris / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / methods*
  • Myocardial Revascularization / methods*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Survival Analysis