16 October 2003 Extraluminal laser angioplasty (ELAN): laser tissue removal of arterial wall for restoration of wall flexibility and methods for therapy control
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Abstract
ELAN is a new method for treating atherosclerotic vessels. Its purpose is to restore wall flexibility by removing arterial wall tissue from the outer arterial layer. This leads to expansion of the narrowed vessel resulting in increased blood flow. We present results of treatment of arteries in vitro. Tissue removal was done by excimer-laser ablation using ns-pulses of 193nm wavelength. We also discuss therapy control. OCT images and light diffusion measurements are presented.
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Fabian G Will, Fabian G Will, Ajoy I. Singh, Ajoy I. Singh, Evgeny Sharabrin, Evgeny Sharabrin, Veronika Sapozhnikova, Veronika Sapozhnikova, Roman Kuranov, Roman Kuranov, Wolfgang Ertmer, Wolfgang Ertmer, Holger Lubatschowski, Holger Lubatschowski, } "Extraluminal laser angioplasty (ELAN): laser tissue removal of arterial wall for restoration of wall flexibility and methods for therapy control", Proc. SPIE 5142, Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions, (16 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500598; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.500598
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