"New Laser Procedure Eases Heart Pain, But..."

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Teri16
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   Posted 6/1/2005 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
(TMR), or transmyocardial laser revascularization has been shown in different studies to help people with very severe angina.
They've found that it definitely helps with the pain that they suffer, but not necessarily with the length of their lives.
 
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_24961.html
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Teri16
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   Posted 6/23/2005 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone here, or anyone you know ever had a TMR, or Transmyocardial Revascularization?  It's not that common of a procedure, and I personally have never heard anyone mention this.
 
It is a procedure that is used at times for people who have severe angina or in very ill patients who aren't candidates for bypass surgery or angioplasty.
 
Some of the potential candidates for this procedure may also include;
  • "people who are high-risk candidates for a second bypass or angioplasty.
  • people whose blockages are too diffuse to be treated with bypass alone.
  • some patients with heart transplants who develop atherosclerosis (ath"er-o-skleh-RO'sis) after their transplant."
  • Hugs, Teri tongue

    http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4782


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