[Percutaneous transluminal excimer laser coronary angioplasty].


Percutaneous transluminal laser coronary angioplasty (PTLCA) was undertaken in five patients (four men and one woman, aged 44-72 years) with coronary artery stenosis. The vessel diameter was increased in all patients after PTLCA; complete ablation of the atheromatous plaque succeeded in three. In the other two the catheter could not be advanced across the… (More)