Initial results of laser-based percutaneous myocardial revascularization for angina pectoris

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Sep 1;82(5):659-62, A6. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00384-1.


Results of a 30-patient pilot study of a recently developed percutaneous myocardial revascularization approach are described. The feasibility and positive safety profile of percutaneous myocardial revascularization are clearly demonstrated, with no mortality associated with the treatment or in the immediate post-treatment period and an incidence of only 1 major complication.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angina Pectoris / mortality
  • Angina Pectoris / surgery*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Safety
  • Exercise Test
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Revascularization / instrumentation*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology