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A technique utilizing a laser coupled to a catheter which is used in the dilatation of occluded blood vessels. This includes laser thermal angioplasty where the laser energy heats up a metal tip, and direct laser angioplasty where the laser energy directly ablates the occlusion. One form of the latter approach uses an EXCIMER LASER which creates microscopically precise cuts without thermal injury. When laser angioplasty is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty it is called laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED).
- Angioplasty, Laser
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- Angioplasties, Laser
- Laser Angioplasties
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Angioplasty, Laser" by people in Profiles.
[A case report of a coronary fistula from left coronary artery to left ventricle]. Kyobu Geka. 1999 Jun; 52(6):488-91.
Excimer laser coronary angioplasty: the New Approaches to Coronary Intervention (NACI) experience. Am J Cardiol. 1997 Nov 20; 80(10A):99K-105K.
Laser angioplasty: historical perspective. Semin Interv Cardiol. 1996 Jun; 1(2):117-9.
Coronary artery perforation during excimer laser coronary angioplasty. The percutaneous Excimer Laser Coronary Angioplasty Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1993 Apr; 21(5):1158-65.
Clinical success, complications and restenosis rates with excimer laser coronary angioplasty. The Percutaneous Excimer Laser Coronary Angioplasty Registry. Am J Cardiol. 1992 Dec 15; 70(20):1533-9.
Wire-guided excimer laser coronary angioplasty: instrument selection, lesion characterization, and operator technique. J Interv Cardiol. 1992 Dec; 5(4):275-91.
Excimer laser-facilitated coronary angioplasty. Relative risk analysis of acute and follow-up results in 200 patients. Circulation. 1992 Jul; 86(1):71-80.
Excimer laser-facilitated balloon angioplasty of a nondilatable lesion. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1991 Oct; 18(4):1118-9.
Percutaneous coronary excimer laser-assisted angioplasty: initial multicenter experience in 141 patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1991 May; 17(6 Suppl B):169B-173B.
Early limitations of coronary excimer laser angioplasty. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1991 Mar 15; 17(4):995-6.