Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR) applies laser energy directly to areas in the heart where blockage has occurred, creating 10 to 50 tiny channels. TMLR can be performed in high-risk patients who do not respond to other treatments. Patients report improved symptoms and exercise tolerance.
A variant called percutaneous transmyocardial laser revascularization uses a small laser (a holmium YAG laser), which is smaller than the device used in TMLR and does not require...Read more
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