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1 April 1987 Laser Angioplasty With Contact Sapphire Probe
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Proceedings Volume 0713, Optical Fibers in Medicine II; (1987)
Event: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
Previous attempts to recanalize obstructed arteries in humans, using laser angioplasty techniques have shown the technique to be feasible but the tunnels created through the arterial obstructions and occlusions were too small, thus facilitating early or late re-occlusion.1-4 Therefore, regardless of the technique used, laser emission through bare fibers shielded by a balloon catheter or thermal angioplasty with a heat metal cap,5,6 a complementary procedure using conventional balloon angioplasty was required to widen the narrow channel left after laser angioplasty.
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Herbert Geschwind, Dhan Mongkolsmai, John Stern, John D. Blair, and Morton J. Kern "Laser Angioplasty With Contact Sapphire Probe", Proc. SPIE 0713, Optical Fibers in Medicine II, (1 April 1987);

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