We describe herein the operative steps used to perform a transmyocardial laser revascularization by thoracoscopy. A special technique and specific equipment are required for the efficacy and safety of the procedure. Our preliminary results with this novel approach suggest that it could be a valid alternative to the thoracotomic procedure.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1998|
- Laser surgery
- Myocardial revascularization
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