Introducing the CO2 Laser Revascularization
New Treatment Option for Chest Pain Suffers
Many advanced heart disease patients suffering from chest pain have undergone a variety of treatments including coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG), angioplasty and drug therapy (medical management).
Options exist today for those patients who continue to have chest pain, and may be candidates for a procedure called Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMR). Woodland Heights Medical Center is pleased to be the first in the East Texas area to offer this procedure also referred to as CO2 Laser Revascularization. During the CO2 Laser Revascularization procedure, a laser is used to create conduits or channels in the heart muscle. It is a new treatment that assists in providing blood to the areas of the heart that is not amenable to direct revascularization.
For patients with coronary artery disease, CO2 Laser Revascularization has been shown to reduce pain from angina. The CO2 Heart Laser System was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective device for the treatment of patients with chest pain due to advanced cardiovascular disease.
To find out if you are a candidate for CO2 Laser Revascularization, contact your physician or cardiologist.