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Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) Surgery in Tel Aviv

Hospitals in Tel Aviv, Israel performing Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) surgery .
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Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

13 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Prof. Aram Smolinsky

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest Surgery

Prof. Ehud Fresh

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

One of the largest hospitals in Israel with 900 beds and 700 physicians. The hospital serves 1000 medical tourists annually, providing advanced medical care at the highest western standards.

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Dr. Therese Fuchs, MD

Director, Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Laboratory

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Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

11 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Dr. Adler Yehuda

Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Dr. Agranat Oren

Heart, Cardiac

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Transmyocardial Revascularization

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Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

20 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Prof. Dan Guarantee

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Bernardo Idna

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Transmyocardial Revascularization

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About Transmyocardial Revascularization

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is TMR (Transmyocardial Revascularization)?
Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) is a surgical procedure performed in the treatment of stable angina that cannot be treated with medication. TMR is used as a treatment only if conventional treatments like angioplasty or bypass surgery cannot be performed. Laser is used during the procedure to make channels in the left ventricle of the heart.

How is TMR Performed?

  • An antibacterial solution is applied on the left side of the chest.
  • A sedative is given through an intravenous line.
  • Electrocardiogram is performed to monitor the heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Once the anesthesia is administered, an incision is made on the left side of the chest.
  • Channels of about one millimeter in size are made in the left ventricle with the help of a special laser.
  • Bleeding of the channels is stopped by pressing on them gently.

How to Prepare for TMR?
  • The patient’s medical condition is reviewed by the doctor.
  • Cardiac catheterization is performed to view the coronary arteries and any blockages.
  • Echocardiogram is performed.
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is performed to evaluate the function of the heart.
  • Other tests like Dobutamine Echocardiography and Cardiac MRI are also performed.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 1 to 2 hours

Days admitted : 4 to 7 days

Anesthesia : General Anesthesia

Recovery : - A complete recovery may take about three months.
- Some patient may experience immediate relief after TMR.
- The patient may still be required to take medications after TMR to improve blood flow.

Risks : - Chest pain
- Heat valve damage
- Heart failure
- Heart rhythm problems
- Blood vessel damage
- Heart attack
- Low blood pressure

After care : - The patient should refrain from strenuous activities.
- Specific activity guidelines are given to the patient.
- The patient may need to undergo a cardiac rehabilitation program to help in recovery.
- The patient needs to meet the cardiologist frequently for follow up visits to monitor the progress after the TMR.

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