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Effects Of Holmium-YSGG Laser Irradiation On Arterial Tissue: Preliminary Results
Author(s): H. Thomas Aretz; John R Butterly; Edward R. Jewell; Suzanne E Setzer; Stanley M. Shapshay
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Paper Abstract

The effects of pulsed holmium-YSGG laser energy (2.1 μm) on arterial tissue were studied in vitro and in vivo. Delivered through silica optical fibers, the laser ablated calcified and noncalcified tissue in air and saline in a noncontact mode. Early in vivo healing studies in normal canine carotid arteries showed minimal chronic sequelae at 3 weeks.

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Date Published: 15 June 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1067, Optical Fibers in Medicine IV, (15 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952112
Show Author Affiliations
H. Thomas Aretz, Lahey Clinic Medical Center (United States)
John R Butterly, Lahey Clinic Medical Center (United States)
Edward R. Jewell, Lahey Clinic Medical Center (United States)
Suzanne E Setzer, Lahey Clinic Medical Center (United States)
Stanley M. Shapshay, Lahey Clinic Medical Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1067:
Optical Fibers in Medicine IV
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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