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10 August 1994 Problems and prospects for laser treatment of coronary atherosclerosis
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Proceedings Volume 2097, Laser Applications; (1994)
Event: Laser Optics, 1993, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
An analysis of the technical problems involved indicates that the use of lasers in the vascular system remains a complex problem, but one that is eminently approachable with continued research. The emphasis should be on continued basic research rather than on the accumulation of large clinical experiences with less than adequate technology. There is great potential for the development of a percutaneous treatment for coronary artery disease that may reduce restenosis rates compared to those seen with percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty. Development of an effective percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease with long term durability is critical to the advancement of interventional cardiology.
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John R. Kramer Jr. and Michael S. Feld "Problems and prospects for laser treatment of coronary atherosclerosis", Proc. SPIE 2097, Laser Applications, (10 August 1994);

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