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Extraluminal laser angioplasty (ELAN): laser tissue removal of arterial wall for restoration of wall flexibility and methods for therapy control
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Paper Abstract

ELAN is a new method for treating atherosclerotic vessels. Its purpose is to restore wall flexibility by removing arterial wall tissue from the outer arterial layer. This leads to expansion of the narrowed vessel resulting in increased blood flow. We present results of treatment of arteries in vitro. Tissue removal was done by excimer-laser ablation using ns-pulses of 193nm wavelength. We also discuss therapy control. OCT images and light diffusion measurements are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5142, Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions, (16 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500598
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Fabian G Will, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Ajoy I. Singh, Union Park (India)
Evgeny Sharabrin, Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy (Russia)
Veronika Sapozhnikova, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Roman Kuranov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Wolfgang Ertmer, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Holger Lubatschowski, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5142:
Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions
Rudolf W. Steiner, Editor(s)

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