Laser angioplasty in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.

Abstract

Compared with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), the ablation of atherosclerotic tissue by laser energy promises advantages in the treatment of atherosclerotic vascular disease in the peripheral arteries. In the last few years, the basic clinical feasibility has been demonstrated. By development of different lasers and light transmitting devices… (More)

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