10 March 1987 Percutaneous Laser Thermal Angioplasty: Experimental And Clinical Studies
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Proceedings Volume 0712, Lasers in Medicine; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937358
Event: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
Laser thermal angioplasty involves the use of a novel fiberoptic delivery system, the Laserprobe, in which argon laser energy is converted to heat in a rounded metallic cap at the end of a flexible fiberoptic system in order to provide thermal energy for vaporization of obstructive atherosclerotic lesions. Experimental studies in animals have demonstrated improved safety and efficacy of this device compared to bare fiberoptic delivery systems. Preliminary clinical trials demonstrate its feasibility as an adjunct to balloon angioplasty in patients with obstructing peripheral arterial lesions.
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Timothy A. Sanborn, Timothy A. Sanborn, "Percutaneous Laser Thermal Angioplasty: Experimental And Clinical Studies", Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937358; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937358


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