Lasers for Treatment of Occlusive Vascular Disease
The object of this chapter is to present two approaches I have initiated that use laser energy to treat occlusive vascular disease: the Eclipse 2100 mid-infrared laser (Eclipse Surgical Technologies) and the SmartLaser (MCM Laboratories). The devices employ distinctly different strategies and technologies in laser therapy. Both are undergoing investigational trials in peripheral and coronary arteries with the hope of improving on the results of conventional therapies (i.e., balloon angioplasty and bypass surgery).
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