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Endomyocardial Revascularization

  • H. E. Hobbiger
  • T. Wistow
  • R. D. Latimer
Conference paper

Abstract

There remain many patients with severe angina pectoris who have a limited quality of life despite the range of treatment options now available. Included in this group are those with distal and/or diffuse coronary artery disease. Many will have had previous revascularization procedures with limited success and are on maximal medical therapy. Until recently the treatment alternatives for this group of people were limited. Heart transplantation might be offered to a few, although for a significant number age may preclude this. There is in addition an ongoing recognised shortage of organ donors.

Keywords

Left Anterior Descend Laser Probe Left Ventricular Pressure Myocardial Revascularization Epicardial Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. E. Hobbiger
  • T. Wistow
  • R. D. Latimer

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