Angiographic contrast media interference with laser-induced fluorescence excitation and detection in atherosclerotic human coronary arteries.

@article{Lucas1991AngiographicCM,
  title={Angiographic contrast media interference with laser-induced fluorescence excitation and detection in atherosclerotic human coronary arteries.},
  author={A R Lucas and T. Gauthier and R H Clarke and Jeffrey M. Isner},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1991},
  volume={121 1 Pt 1},
  pages={
          110-8
        }
}
Laser-induced fluorescence has been used in conjunction with angiography for laser angioplasty guidance. The effect of radiopaque contrast media on the excitation and detection of arterial fluorescence has not been previously reported. Accordingly, fluorescence emission spectra from human coronary artery necropsy specimens (n = 7) during excitation with pulsed excimer laser excitation (308 nm) was examined before and after the addition of three different contrast media, sodium and meglumine… CONTINUE READING