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Systematic assessment of the factors influencing the efficacy of laser thermal angioplasty in the coronary circulation
Author(s): Bruce E. Keogh; Filippo Crea M.D.; Terence Bull; Terence Gourlay; Mehdi Pashazadeh; R. A. Stuart Blackie; William J. McKenna; Rodney A. Foale; Peter H. Kidner; Graham J. Davies; Michael J. Davies; Kenneth M. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

These studies indicate that perfusate, vessel wall temperature, plaque geometry and plaque composition are all determinants of successful recanalization. Furthermore, these are important considerations for all types of laser coronary angioplasty and provide guidelines for future technological development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1201, Optical Fibers in Medicine V, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17532
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce E. Keogh, Hammersmith Hospital (United Kingdom)
Filippo Crea M.D., Hammersmith Hospital (United Kingdom)
Terence Bull, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (United Kingdom)
Terence Gourlay, Hammersmith Hospital (United Kingdom)
Mehdi Pashazadeh, Saint Mary's Hospital (United Kingdom)
R. A. Stuart Blackie, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (United Kingdom)
William J. McKenna, St. George's Hospital Medical School (United Kingdom)
Rodney A. Foale, Saint Mary's Hospital (United Kingdom)
Peter H. Kidner, Saint Mary's Hospital (United Kingdom)
Graham J. Davies, Hammersmith Hospital (United Kingdom)
Michael J. Davies, St. George's Hospital Medical School (United Kingdom)
Kenneth M. Taylor, Hammersmith Hospital (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1201:
Optical Fibers in Medicine V
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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