Laser angioplasty: 1988

  • T. A. Sanborn
Conference paper


While laser angioplasty has the potential to serve as an adjunct to alternative conventional angioplasty by recanalizing chronic total occlusions (1) and reducing restenosis (2, 3), a great deal of work is still required to solve the two main problems with the cardiovascular use of laser, namely, vessel perforation and small recanalized channels which have poor long-term patency.


Balloon Angioplasty Superficial Femoral Artery Laser Probe Chronic Total Occlusion Laser Angioplasty 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Sanborn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of CardiologyMount Sinai Medical CenterNew York CityUSA

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