Intravascular Laser Technologies

  • Craig M. Walker
Chapter

Abstract

Laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation [1]. There are many types of medical lasers each of which emits a different wavelength of light energy depending on their intended application [2–4]. The 308 nanometer (nm) wavelength excimer laser light energy (Spectranetics CVX-300 Excimer Laser System, Spectranetics Corp.

Keywords

laser intravascular laser laser atherectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig M. Walker
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  1. 1.Cardiovascular Institute of the SouthLafayetteUSA

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