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Laser for Treatment of Complex Superficial Femoral Artery Disease

  • Robert A. GallinoEmail author

Abstract

The Laser was one of the first atherectomy devices to be used for the treatment of complex SFA disease. It is has tremendous versatility, used for crossing SFA occlusions, ablation of plaque, and most recently has received approval for the treatment of instent restenosis. It is effective in treating a variety of lesions from hard calcified lesions to soft acute thrombus. The catheter sizing goes from 0.9 to 2.5 mm. By varying the energy levels a much larger lumen than the size of the catheter can be achieved

Keywords

Laser Superficial Femoral Artery SFA Occlusion In stent restenosis Step by Step 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyMedstar Montgomery Medical Center and Washington Hospital CenterOlneyUSA

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