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Laser Angioplasty With Contact Sapphire Probe
Author(s): Herbert Geschwind; Dhan Mongkolsmai; John Stern; John D. Blair; Morton J. Kern
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Paper Abstract

Previous attempts to recanalize obstructed arteries in humans, using laser angioplasty techniques have shown the technique to be feasible but the tunnels created through the arterial obstructions and occlusions were too small, thus facilitating early or late re-occlusion.1-4 Therefore, regardless of the technique used, laser emission through bare fibers shielded by a balloon catheter or thermal angioplasty with a heat metal cap,5,6 a complementary procedure using conventional balloon angioplasty was required to widen the narrow channel left after laser angioplasty.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0713, Optical Fibers in Medicine II, (1 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937369
Show Author Affiliations
Herbert Geschwind, St. Louis University Hospital (United States)
Dhan Mongkolsmai, St. Louis University Hospital (United States)
John Stern, St. Louis University Hospital (United States)
John D. Blair, St. Louis University Hospital (United States)
Morton J. Kern, St. Louis University Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0713:
Optical Fibers in Medicine II
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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