Laser Angioplasty: State of the Art after 10 Years of Clinical Research

  • Thomas Ischinger
Conference paper


Over the past 10 years, interventional cardiovascular medicine has rapidly developed. The advent of balloon angioplasty, mainly coronary angioplasty, has greatly stimulated research in the field of catheter-guided vascular interventions. However, after more than 10 years of clinical experience with bolloon angioplasty in coronary and peripheral arteries, acute vessel closure and development of recurrent stenosis (> 30 % in coronary arteries) do still represent major limitations of the method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Ischinger
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  1. 1.MD Division of CardiologyKlinikum BogenhausenMunichGermany

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