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The Acceptance of Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty and Laser Angioplasty

  • John Abele
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 103)

Abstract

Understanding some of the historical factors associated with the evolution of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is valuable to better appreciate the issues that must be faced in determining when and how lasers can best be applied to coronary therapy. Medical and business politics; personal, organizational, and governmental economics; and media and public perception all play critical roles in the acceptance of new technology, so that technical problems sometimes appear to be overshadowed.

Keywords

Laser Angioplasty Rotational Atherectomy Auger Device Texas Heart Institute Atherectomy Device 
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