Laser revascularization for critical limb ischemia

Gagan Singh, Ehrin J. Armstrong, John R. Laird

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2 Scopus citations


Critical limb ischemia is associated with progressive multi-level lower extremity atherosclerosis and poor long term amputation and mortality rates. In additional to medical therapy, adjunctive endovascular intervention remains an important modality to maintain arterial patency to allow for adequate tissue healing leading to limb salvage and improving overall mortality. Laser atherectomy holds particular primes for challenging femoropopliteal and infrapopliteal lesions – for both de novo and in-stent restenosis. The current chapter delineates the technical aspects of laser atherectomy for treatment of complex lower extremity lesions and to review the clinical literature supporting the use of laser atherectomy in the treatment of critical limb ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in Cardiovascular Interventions
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781447152200
ISBN (Print)9781447152194
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • De Novo lesions
  • Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis
  • Laser Atherectomy
  • Limb Salvage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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