UV Laser Angioplasty: Clinical Aspects

  • Alberto Fracasso
  • Vincenzo Gallucci


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.


Excimer Laser Balloon Angioplasty Superficial Femoral Artery Laser Angioplasty Conventional Balloon Angioplasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Fracasso
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Gallucci
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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