Laser therapy of coronary artery obstructions.

G. Lee, M. C. Chan, R. M. Ikeda, M. H. Lee, R. L. Reis, J. L. Rink, J. Dukich, William J Bommer, E. S. Hanna, D. T. Mason

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Laser energies can be transmitted through flexible optical fiber to vaporize and penetrate coronary atherosclerotic and thrombotic obstructions. There are risks and complications involved in this therapy, however, including perforation, aneurysm formation, and thromboembolic risks, and further research is needed to render the laser recanalization procedure safe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalCardiology Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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