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Problems and prospects for laser treatment of coronary atherosclerosis
Author(s): John R. Kramer; Michael S. Feld
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Paper Abstract

An analysis of the technical problems involved indicates that the use of lasers in the vascular system remains a complex problem, but one that is eminently approachable with continued research. The emphasis should be on continued basic research rather than on the accumulation of large clinical experiences with less than adequate technology. There is great potential for the development of a percutaneous treatment for coronary artery disease that may reduce restenosis rates compared to those seen with percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty. Development of an effective percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease with long term durability is critical to the advancement of interventional cardiology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2097, Laser Applications, (10 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.183161
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John R. Kramer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (United States)
Michael S. Feld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2097:
Laser Applications

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