Coronary Laser Angioplasty: Developing The Optimum Laser Wavelength, Fiber Optics and Catheter Design

Timothy A. Sanborn

Investigators have been evaluating the possibility of using laser energy to treat obstructive arterial disease for over a decade. The primary goals of these endeavors have been to address some of the limitations of conventional balloon angioplasty, such as recanalization of chronic total occlusions refractory to guidewire passage and reduction of restenosis rates.

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