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Laser biostimulation in end-stage multivessel coronary artery disease – a preliminary observational study

Paweł Życiński, Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła, Cezary Peszyński-Drews, Anna Kierus, Ewa Trzos, Tomasz Rechciński, Łukasz Figiel, Małgorzata Kurpesa, Michał Plewka, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Jarosław Drożdż
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(1):13-21.

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Vol 65, No 1 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-01-25
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract


Background: Low-energy laser radiation through its direct influence on tissue repair processes without heating effect may have vital importance in the therapy of patients with advanced coronary arery disease (CAD).
Aim: The introductory assessment of the effects of laser biostimulation applied to patients with advanced multivessel CAD.
Methods: 39 patients with advanced CAD were assigned (mean age 64.8±9.6, male gender 64%, CCS class 2.5±0.5, EF=46±11%, 69% with a history of acute myocardial infarction), to undergo two sessions of irradiation of low-energy laser light on skin in the chest area from helium-neon B1 lasers. The time of irradiation was 15 minutes while operations were performed 6 days a week for one month. Before including the patients in the experimental group a full clinical evaluation, basic biochemical tests, ECG, 24h Holter recordings, 6-minute walk test, treadmill test using Bruce protocol and full echocardiographic examination were performed. After the first and second period of laser therapy with a one-month break between them analogical parameters with the initial examination were measured.
Results: No side effects associated with the laser biostimulation or performed clinical tests were noted. Lower CCS class (2.5±0.5 → 2.2±0.4 → 2.0±0.4, p

Abstract


Background: Low-energy laser radiation through its direct influence on tissue repair processes without heating effect may have vital importance in the therapy of patients with advanced coronary arery disease (CAD).
Aim: The introductory assessment of the effects of laser biostimulation applied to patients with advanced multivessel CAD.
Methods: 39 patients with advanced CAD were assigned (mean age 64.8±9.6, male gender 64%, CCS class 2.5±0.5, EF=46±11%, 69% with a history of acute myocardial infarction), to undergo two sessions of irradiation of low-energy laser light on skin in the chest area from helium-neon B1 lasers. The time of irradiation was 15 minutes while operations were performed 6 days a week for one month. Before including the patients in the experimental group a full clinical evaluation, basic biochemical tests, ECG, 24h Holter recordings, 6-minute walk test, treadmill test using Bruce protocol and full echocardiographic examination were performed. After the first and second period of laser therapy with a one-month break between them analogical parameters with the initial examination were measured.
Results: No side effects associated with the laser biostimulation or performed clinical tests were noted. Lower CCS class (2.5±0.5 → 2.2±0.4 → 2.0±0.4, p
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Keywords

laser biostimulation; low-energy laser irradiation; advanced coronary artery disease

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Title

Original article
Laser biostimulation in end-stage multivessel coronary artery disease – a preliminary observational study

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 1 (2007)

Pages

13-21

Published online

2007-01-25

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(1):13-21.

Keywords

laser biostimulation
low-energy laser irradiation
advanced coronary artery disease

Authors

Paweł Życiński
Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła
Cezary Peszyński-Drews
Anna Kierus
Ewa Trzos
Tomasz Rechciński
Łukasz Figiel
Małgorzata Kurpesa
Michał Plewka
Łukasz Chrzanowski
Jarosław Drożdż

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