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1 April 1987 Human Laser Angioplasty: Clinical Applications
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Proceedings Volume 0713, Optical Fibers in Medicine II; (1987)
Event: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
Angiographically guided balloon dilatation of atherosclerotic vascular lesions is an established non-surgical technique for treating selected patients with occlusive vascular lesions. Balloon angioplasty involves compressing, stretching, and tearing of the arterial intima with subsequent reshaping and healing of the vessel lumen. The atherosclerotic lesion is mechanically displaced but otherwise remains intact. Totally occluding vascular lesions are not amenable to balloon dilatation unless the catheter can be advanced through the occlusion, a practice with inherent complications.
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Kenneth V. Robbins M.D., Timothy C. McGowan M.D., Ernest J. Ferris M.D., John E. Reifsteck M.D., David L. Harshfield M.D., and Max L. Baker "Human Laser Angioplasty: Clinical Applications", Proc. SPIE 0713, Optical Fibers in Medicine II, (1 April 1987);

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