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Laser Atherectomy for Balloon Failure in Chronic Total Occlusion.
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PMID:  25297506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) is based on ultraviolet energy and is capable of disintegrating atheroma, without burning or grossly fragmenting it. ELCA has proven effective in the percutaneous treatment of a variety of complex lesions, including chronic total occlusions (CTO) and severely calcified lesions, in case of balloon failure-tocross or failure-to-expand. Here we present a case of a successful CTO recanalization with ELCA after balloon failure, review the literature on this topic, and present an algorithm outlining the management of this challenging clinical scenario.
Lorenzo Azzalini; Hung Q Ly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  International heart journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1349-3299     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Heart J     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244240     Medline TA:  Int Heart J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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