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Holmium:YAG laser coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction
Author(s): On Topaz; Michael Luxenberg; Audrey Schumacher
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Paper Abstract

Patients who sustain complicated acute myocardial infarction in whom thrombolytic agents either fail or are contraindicated often need mechanical revascularization other than PTCA. In 24 patients with acute infarction complicated by continuous chest pain and ischemia who either received lytics or with contraindication to lytics, a holmium:YAG laser (Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Palo Alto, CA) was utilized for thrombolysis and plaque ablation. Clinical success was achieved in 23/24 patients, with 23 patients (94%) surviving the acute infarction. Holmium:YAG laser is very effective and safe in thrombolysis and revascularization in this complicated clinical setting.

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Date Published: 12 July 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2130, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions IV, (12 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179917
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On Topaz, Medical College of Virginia (United States)
Michael Luxenberg, Medical College of Virginia (United States)
Audrey Schumacher, Medical College of Virginia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2130:
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions IV
George S. Abela, Editor(s)

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