Pulsed Nd:YAG-Laser Angioplasty of Peripheral Arteries — Experiments in Cadavers

  • F. Stančk
  • J. Kvasnička
  • F. Boudík
  • V. Kubeček
  • I. Vítková
  • K. Hamal
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Abstract

Percutaneous balloon angioplasty represents a firmly established non — surgical treatment of ischaemic disease in peripheral and coronary circulation. Major problems of this method involve: failure to cross occlusions, failure to dilate stenosis offectively, acute complications and re — stenosis within six months (1). Some of these difficulties may be related to the mechanism of balloon angioplasty — fracture of the atherosclerotic intima and stretching of the media (1). Therefore new angioplastic approaches have been sought.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Stančk
    • 1
  • J. Kvasnička
    • 1
  • F. Boudík
    • 1
  • V. Kubeček
    • 2
  • I. Vítková
    • 1
  • K. Hamal
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineCharles UniversityPragueCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Czech Technical FacultyPragueCzechoslovakia

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