percutaneous transluminal myocardial revascularization


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percutaneous transluminal myocardial revascularization

Percutaneous myocardial revascularization, percutaneous transluminal endomyocardial revascularization Cardiology A catheter-based minimally invasive procedure for treating CAD by creating channels in O2-starved areas of myocardium; the procedure can be performed without general anesthesia, for Pts who are poor risks for invasive surgery. See Transmyocardial revascularization. Cf Balloon angioplasty, CABG.
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