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Angioscopic Monitoring of In Vivo Laser Angioplasty
Author(s): Timothy C. McCowan; Kenneth V. Robbins; Edward o. Uthman; Ernest J. Ferris; Max L. Baker
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Paper Abstract

Atherosclerotic vascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Surgical and pharmacologic agents have been used in the treatment of this disease with varying degrees of success. Recently, angiographically guided balloon dilatation of atherosclerotic vascular lesions has gained widespread use and acceptance because of efficacy, decreased cost, and reduced patient morbidity and mortality. There are, however, some lesions which cannot successfully be treated by this method because of their location, size, or configuration.

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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: 10.1117/12.950725
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Timothy C. McCowan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, (United States)
Kenneth V. Robbins, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)
Edward o. Uthman, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)
Ernest J. Ferris, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)
Max L. Baker, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)


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

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