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Excimer laser revascularization of saphenous vein grafts in acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15152140     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients who develop acute myocardial infarction due to occlusion in a saphenous vein graft (SVG) constitute a revascularization challenge. Excimer laser angioplasty may have a potential advantage in the treatment of SVGs, since its 308 nanometer wavelength is avidly absorbed by both atherosclerotic plaque and thrombus. The data presented herein support the notion that excimer laser angioplasty is a technology that has a potential role in achieving adequate revascularization outcomes in this selected, high-risk patient population.
Douglas Ebersole; Johannes B Dahm; Tony Das; Hooman Madyoon; Kishor Vora; John Baker; Daid Hilton; Edwin Alderman; On Topaz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1042-3931     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-20     Completed Date:  2004-11-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Watson Clinic, LLP, 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL, 33805 USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Balloon, Laser-Assisted*
Cohort Studies
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Circulation / physiology
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Myocardial Revascularization*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  etiology
Saphenous Vein / physiopathology,  surgery*
Stroke Volume / physiology
Treatment Outcome

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