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14 April 2003 Optical device for intravascular low-power laser illumination
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Proceedings Volume 5028, Optical Fibers and Their Applications VIII; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.497905
Event: Optical Fibers and Their Applications VIII, 2002, Bialowieza, Poland
Abstract
The treatment method presented in this paper is an adjunct to coronary angioplasty. It consists in irradiating a previously dilated artery with laser light which stimulates endothelium proliferation and reduces local inflammation. The influence of 808 nm laser light on the endothelium was studied in vitro. Because of the location of atherosclerotic plaques, illumination of the endothelium poses a problem. To overcome it, we have designed and built a laser set-up for homogeneous intravascular illumination in vivo.
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Andrzej Grobelny, Zbigniew Palasz, Elzbieta M. Beres-Pawlik, Krzysztof M. Abramski, Arkadiusz Derkacz, Dariusz Bialy, and Marcin Protasiewicz "Optical device for intravascular low-power laser illumination", Proc. SPIE 5028, Optical Fibers and Their Applications VIII, (14 April 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.497905
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