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Peripheral Laser Angioplasty with Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser and Sapphire Tips

  • F. Staněk
  • J. Kvasnička
  • J. Křivánek
  • R. Keclík
  • D. Tesař
  • F. Boudík
  • V. Kubeček
  • K. Hamal
Conference paper

Abstract

Laser angioplasty holds the promise to serve as an alternative to balloon angioplasty because it can remove the obstructing atheroma by vaporization rather than by fracturing the plaque (1,2). In the search for the optimum laser system we have shown a preference for pulsed lasers which are giving rise to a more precise and predictable ablation of cardiovascular tissues than continuous-wave lasers (4).

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Staněk
    • 1
  • J. Kvasnička
    • 1
  • J. Křivánek
    • 1
  • R. Keclík
    • 1
  • D. Tesař
    • 1
  • F. Boudík
    • 1
  • V. Kubeček
    • 2
  • K. Hamal
    • 2
  1. 1.1st Faculty of MedicineCharles’ UniversityPragueCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Czech Technical UniversityPragueCzechoslovakia

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