Springerplus 2016 16;5(1):738. Epub 2016 Jun 16.
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, P.O. Box 245071, 1501N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724-5071 USA ; Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ USA ; Banner University Medical Center, 1501N. Campbell Avenue, Room 4302A, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA ; Medical Research Building, 1656 E. Mabel St, Rm 120, Tucson, AZ USA.
Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) has emerged as an additional therapeutic option for patients suffering from diffuse coronary artery disease (CAD), providing immediate angina relief. Recent studies indicate that the volume of surgical cases being performed with TMR have been steadily rising, utilizing TMR as an adjunctive therapy. Therefore the purpose of this review is to provide an up-to-date appreciation of the current state of TMR and its future developmental directions on CAD treatment. Read More