14 January 1986 Angioscopic Monitoring of In Vivo Laser Angioplasty
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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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Timothy C. McCowan, Kenneth V. Robbins, Edward o. Uthman, Ernest J. Ferris, Max L. Baker, "Angioscopic Monitoring of In Vivo Laser Angioplasty", Proc. SPIE 0576, Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I, (14 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950725; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950725
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