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Roger I Hardy: Method and apparatus for transmyocardial revascularization using a laser. Children s Hospital Medical Center, Wood Herron & Evans, April 21, 1987: US04658817 (240 worldwide citation)

A surgical carbon dioxide laser is disclosed which includes a handpiece for directing a laser beam to a desired location. Mounted on the forward end of the handpiece is a hollow needle precisely aligned along the laser path. This permits the laser to be used in surgical applications where the needle ...


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Hardy Roger I: Methode et appareil pour la evascularisation transmyocardiale a laide du laser, Method and apparatus for transmyocardial revascularization using a laser. Children S Hospital Medical Center, MACRAE & CO, September 5, 1989: CA1259104

Abstract of the Disclosure A surgical carbon dioxide laser is disclosedwhich includes a handpiece for directing a laser beamto a desired location. Mounted on the forward end ofthe handpiece is a hollow needle precisely alignedalong the laser path. This permits the laser to beused in surgical applica ...