Lasers in Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery: Fundamentals and Techniques

  • George S. Abela

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 103)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Historical Background

  3. Laser Physics in Medical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Robert F. Bonner, Paul D. Smith, Louis G. Prevosti, Antonio Bartorelli, Yaron Almagor, Martin B. Leon
      Pages 31-44
    3. Frank W. Cross, Timothy J. Bowker
      Pages 45-58
    4. A. J. Welch, Martin J. C. van Gemert, Wai-Fung Cheong
      Pages 59-71
    5. Massoud Motamedi, Gerald L. LeCarpentier, Jorge H. Torres, A. J. Welch
      Pages 73-91
    6. Martin J. C. van Gemert, A. J. Welch, Steven L. Jacques, Wai-Fung Cheong, Willem M. Star
      Pages 93-110
  4. Experimental Studies: Laser-Tissue Interaction, Photodynamic Therapy, Spectroscopy, Electrophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. G. Michael Vincent, George S. Abela, Enrico Barbieri
      Pages 143-152
    3. Lawrence I. Deckelbaum
      Pages 153-165
    4. J. Richard Spears, I. Nigel Sinclair, Ronald D. Jenkins
      Pages 167-188
    5. Anne B. Curtis, G. Michael Vincent, George S. Abela
      Pages 189-200
  5. Laser Delivery Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Stephan E. Friedl, Biqing Ye, George S. Abela
      Pages 203-207
    3. Cornelius Borst, Rudolf M. Verdaasdonk, Rienk Rienks
      Pages 209-227
    4. George S. Abela, Gérald R. Barbeau
      Pages 229-254
  6. Clinical Experience with Laser Angioplasty

  7. Additional Clinical Experience with other Cardiovascular Laser Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Robert H. Svenson, Laszlo Littmann, John J. Gallagher, Jay Selle, Samuel Zimmern, John Fedor et al.
      Pages 327-346
    3. John Eugene, Yvon Baribeau, Michael W. Berns
      Pages 347-359
    4. Rodney A. White, George Kopchok, Geoffrey H. White
      Pages 361-371
    5. Dov Gal, Douglas Losordo, Jeffrey M. Isner
      Pages 373-384
    6. Mahmood Mirhoseini, Mary M. Cayton
      Pages 385-395
  8. Angioscopy and Ultrasound Guidance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Yasumi Uchida
      Pages 399-410
    3. Michel Sargin
      Pages 411-422
    4. John A. Mallery, Jonathan M. Tobis, James M. Gessert, James M. Griffith, Michael W. Berns, Walter L. Henry
      Pages 423-435
  9. Industrial, Regulatory, and Population Analysis

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 465-480

About this book


Following the advent of percutaneous balloon vel oped and are available for clinical use, as well angioplasty, interventional cardiovascular pro­ as those that are still in investigational phases. cedures have become of great interest to the Clinical case reports are presented by expert in­ cardiologist, radiologist, and cardiovascular vestigators on the use of various catheter systems surgeon. One of the most extensively explored in the coronary and peripheral circulation. alternatives to bypass surgery is laser-mediated Part V (Chapters 17-23) is the most up-to­ angioplasty. The fascination with laser radia­ date review of the clinical experience with vari­ tion has greatly contributed to its popularity, ous laser delivery systems. There is an emphasis but has also burdened it with unrealistic ex­ on patient selection, criteria for lesion choice, pectations. Many commercial laser systems are and follow-up data. A detailed description of available to the clinician and the researcher, laser recanalization techniques is presented for which often makes the choice of a laser system the various systems in the clinical setting.


Ablation Bypass atherosclerosis cardiovascular circulation coronary artery disease electrophysiology ultrasound vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • George S. Abela
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8801-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1489-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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