UV Laser Angioplasty: Clinical Aspects
With the introduction in the 1970s of balloon angioplasty in the peripheral and later in the coronary arteries, the concept of nonsurgical revascularization became a reality. To deal with the limitations of this technique several new mechanical and optical technologies have been recently developed. The lasers ablative capacity very soon appeared particularly adapted to reopening partially or totally occluded vessels, and different sources of light were tested.
KeywordsExcimer Laser Balloon Angioplasty Superficial Femoral Artery Laser Angioplasty Conventional Balloon Angioplasty
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