Improved myocardial perfusion after transmyocardial laser revascularization in a patient with microvascular coronary artery disease

SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2014 Mar 4;2:2050313X14526873. doi: 10.1177/2050313X14526873. eCollection 2014.


We report the case of a 59-year-old woman who presented with symptoms of angina that was refractory to medical management. Although her cardiac catheterization revealed microvascular coronary artery disease, her symptoms were refractory to optimal medical management that included ranolazine. After undergoing transmyocardial revascularization, her myocardial ischemia completely resolved and her symptoms dramatically improved. This case suggests that combination of ranolazine and transmyocardial revascularization can be applied to patients with microvascular coronary artery disease.

Keywords: Transmyocardial laser revascularization; coronary artery disease; microvascular angina; ranolazine.

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