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Lasers in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Pritam R. Polkampally
  • Allyne Topaz
  • On Topaz
Chapter

Abstract

History and rationale for laser in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases

Early applications, growing expectations and the development of realistic perspectives

Current indications and applications: coronary, peripheral, TMR, EP

Technique of lasing and catheter technology

Adverse outcomes

Future potential

Keywords

Excimer Laser Balloon Angioplasty Saphenous Vein Graft Left Main Disease Thrombus Burden 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pritam R. Polkampally
    • 1
  • Allyne Topaz
    • 2
  • On Topaz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineSt. George’s UniversitySt. GeorgeWest Indies
  3. 3.Duke University School of Medicine, Division of CardiologyCharles George Veterans Affairs Medical CenterAshevilleUSA

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