Meta-analysis of survival and relief of angina pectoris after transmyocardial revascularization.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A meta-analysis of 7 randomized trials involving 1,053 patients was performed to evaluate the effect of transmyocardial laser revascularization as the sole procedural intervention on survival and angina relief. At 1 year, transmyocardial laser revascularization produced a significant improvement in angina class (p <0.0001) but no improvement in survival (p = 0.75).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liao, L; Sarria-Santamera, A; Matchar, DB; Huntington, A; Lin, S; Whellan, DJ; Kong, DF

Published Date

  • May 15, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1243 - 1245

PubMed ID

  • 15878002

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.01.057


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States