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Recanalization of Occluded Arteries using CO2 Lasers and Infrared Optical Fibers
Author(s): D. Gal; N. Wolf; A. Battler; M. Bass; H. Neufeld; A. Levite; E. Gaaton
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Paper Abstract

Silver halide AgClxBr1-x fibers were inserted into cardiological catheters to form CO2 laser catheters. Human arteries which had been blocked by atherosclerotic plaque were transplanted into dogs. The laser catheter was used to recanalize the blocked arteries in an in vivo experiment.

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Date Published: 14 January 1986
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0576, Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I, (14 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950724
Show Author Affiliations
D. Gal, Tel Aviv University (Israel.)
N. Wolf, Medical College of Pennsylvania (United States)
A. Battler, Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel)
M. Bass, Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel)
H. Neufeld, Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel)
A. Levite, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
E. Gaaton, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0576:
Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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