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Relevance of Wavelength in Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins

  • Harinder Singh Bedi
  • Yudhishtar Singh Bedi
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Abstract

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) or endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) was introduced as a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. Lasers work by producing endovenous thermal damage and hence obliteration of the diseased vein. The short- and long-term efficacy and extent of ablative damage and also the complications of pain, phlebitis, etc. are dependent to some extent on the wavelength of the laser. There are continuous modifications in the wavelength used with the aim of minimizing side effects and improving efficiency. Different laser systems as well as varying application strategies are under study. Investigational research and close analysis have helped in a better understanding of the relationship between the clinical efficacy and the physical aspects of the laser with a continuous refinement of treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harinder Singh Bedi
    • 1
  • Yudhishtar Singh Bedi
    • 2
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Sciences of Ludhiana Mediways HospitalLudhianaIndia
  2. 2.USCLos AngelesUSA

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