The phantom of "myocardial sinusoids": a historical reappraisal

Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Dec;60(6):1831-5. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(95)00721-0.


The concept of myocardial sinusoids has been described in the literature during the past 60 years. They have been the basis of several revascularization procedures, such as the "Vineberg" procedure and more recently transmural laser revascularization. This article will review the historical evolution as well as the validity of the concept of "myocardial sinusoid."

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Coronary Vessels / anatomy & histology*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Revascularization / history*