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Optical device for intravascular low-power laser illumination
Author(s): Andrzej Grobelny; Zbigniew Palasz; Elzbieta M. Beres-Pawlik; Krzysztof M. Abramski; Arkadiusz Derkacz; Dariusz Bialy; Marcin Protasiewicz
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Paper Abstract

The treatment method presented in this paper is an adjunct to coronary angioplasty. It consists in irradiating a previously dilated artery with laser light which stimulates endothelium proliferation and reduces local inflammation. The influence of 808 nm laser light on the endothelium was studied in vitro. Because of the location of atherosclerotic plaques, illumination of the endothelium poses a problem. To overcome it, we have designed and built a laser set-up for homogeneous intravascular illumination in vivo.

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Date Published: 14 April 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5028, Optical Fibers and Their Applications VIII, (14 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.497905
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Andrzej Grobelny, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Zbigniew Palasz, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Elzbieta M. Beres-Pawlik, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof M. Abramski, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Arkadiusz Derkacz, Medical Univ. of Wroclaw (Poland)
Dariusz Bialy, Medical Univ. of Wroclaw (Poland)
Marcin Protasiewicz, Medical Univ. of Wroclaw (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5028:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications VIII
Jan Dorosz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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