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Laser Angioplasty

A technique utilizing a laser coupled to a catheter which is used in the dilatation of occluded blood vessels. This includes laser thermal angioplasty where the laser energy heats up a metal tip, and direct laser angioplasty where the laser energy directly ablates the occlusion. One form of the latter approach uses an EXCIMER LASER which creates microscopically precise cuts without thermal injury. When laser angioplasty is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty it is called laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED).
Also Known As:
Angioplasty, Laser; Angioplasties, Laser; Laser Angioplasties
Networked: 134 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 12 trials/studies)

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Therapy Context: Research Results

Experts

1. Topaz, On: 2 articles (11/2009 - 01/2008)
2. Topaz, O: 2 articles (09/2001 - 01/2001)
3. Panneton, Jean M: 1 article (11/2012)
4. Kim, Jung H: 1 article (11/2012)
5. Ahanchi, Sadaf S: 1 article (11/2012)
6. Sergi, Domenico: 1 article (05/2012)
7. Viceconte, Nicola: 1 article (05/2012)
8. Biscione, Carmine: 1 article (05/2012)
9. Tarsia, Giandomenico: 1 article (05/2012)
10. Mariano, Enrica: 1 article (05/2012)

Related Diseases

1. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis)
2. Thrombosis (Thrombus)
3. Spasm (Spasms)
4. Ischemia
5. Atherosclerotic Plaque (Atheroma)

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)
2. Argon
3. Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)
4. beta Carotene (Betacarotene)
5. Free Radical Scavengers
6. Calcium Channels (Calcium Channel)
7. Sodium Chloride (Saline Solution)
8. Silicones
9. Silicon Dioxide (Sand)
10. Quartz

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Balloon Angioplasty
2. Lasers (Laser)
3. Transplants (Transplant)
4. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal)
5. Optical Fibers