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Human Laser Angioplasty: Clinical Applications
Author(s): Kenneth V. Robbins; Timothy C. McGowan; Ernest J. Ferris; John E. Reifsteck; David L. Harshfield; Max L. Baker
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Paper Abstract

Angiographically guided balloon dilatation of atherosclerotic vascular lesions is an established non-surgical technique for treating selected patients with occlusive vascular lesions. Balloon angioplasty involves compressing, stretching, and tearing of the arterial intima with subsequent reshaping and healing of the vessel lumen. The atherosclerotic lesion is mechanically displaced but otherwise remains intact. Totally occluding vascular lesions are not amenable to balloon dilatation unless the catheter can be advanced through the occlusion, a practice with inherent complications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0713, Optical Fibers in Medicine II, (1 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937372
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth V. Robbins, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)
Timothy C. McGowan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)
Ernest J. Ferris, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)
John E. Reifsteck, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)
David L. Harshfield, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)
Max L. Baker, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)


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

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