Percutaneous TransMyocardial Reperfusion with Laser (PTMR or TMR)
Current Postings (2):
Bob -- this procedure has been kind of in
and out of the news -- Eclipse, the company that produced some of the
first units is now Cardiogenesis. It's done during open heart surgery.
We believe the percutaneous version is
still investigational. Dr. Fayaz Shawl, a prominent cardiologist in
the U.S. (read our
interview in which he discusses PTMR) would be an excellent source
of information on this. He has a web
site with more details and
Has anyone had Laser TMR or Laser PTMR recently,
or in the past several years? Would you be willing to share your
experience/recovery process? I've read where this procedure may also
be used with CABG,
or with stem cells; getting correct and/or up-to-date information
on the internet can be frustrating.
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