Laser Atherectomy in Peripheral Arterial Interventions

  • Nuri Ilker AkkusEmail author
  • Abdulrahman Abdulbaki


Xenon Chloride Excimer Laser via using fiberoptic catheters delivers pulsatile energy that breaks the carbon bonds in atherosclerotic plaque and thrombi and ablates tissue (photoablation) that is in contact with the catheter. These features make laser atherectomy an efficient tool in the treatment of peripheral arteries with higher atherosclerotic burden and thrombus, as well as in the treatment of diffuse intimal hyperplasia that is seen with in-stent restenosis of previously stented peripheral arteries.


Xenon Chloride Excimer Laser Laser atherectomy Peripheral arterial disease Atherectomy Photoablation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baptist Health CardiologyLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Louisiana State University – Shreveport, Department of Medicine- Section of CardiologyShreveportUSA

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