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Ultrasound Angioplasty Using the Angiosonics System

  • Yoram Agmon
  • Hylton I. Miller
  • Uri Rosenschein
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 178)

Abstract

The development of transluminal balloon angioplasty has significantly modified the therapeutic approach to obstructive coronary [1,2] and peripheral arterial disease [3], Despite overall favorable results with balloon angioplasty, this technique sustains several limitations. These include a relatively limited success rate in complex vascular lesions (eccentric, thrombus-rich, calcified, long, or ostial lesions), acute complications (thrombosis, dissection, and vascular spasm), and the long-term complication of vascular restenosis. Alternative angioplasty techniques have been developed in the past few years in an attempt to resolve these issues (e.g., directional and rotational atherectomy, laser angioplasty, and vascular stents). Still, their role in transluminal angioplasty has yet to be fully defined.

Keywords

Atherosclerotic Plaque Duty Cycle Balloon Angioplasty Ultrasonic Device Rotational Atherectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoram Agmon
  • Hylton I. Miller
  • Uri Rosenschein

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