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Laser angioplasty in miniature swine: advantages of a modified fiber tip delivery system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10150926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laser angioplasty using a spherical lensed fiber-tip laser delivery catheter and a 200 mum bare silica fiber tip was performed in occluded atherosclerotic iliac arteries of miniature swine. Group I consisted of 8 animals with 11 totally occluded arteries in which the bare silica fiber was used. Group II included 22 animals with occlusive lesions in 41 arteries in which the silica lens tip was used. In vivo laser angioplasty was performed in both groups using an argon ion laser delivering 2 to 3 watts of power in 1 to 5 second intervals. Successful recanalization occurred in 7/11 (64%) in group I arteries and 35/41 (85%) in group II arteries. Vascular perforation occurred in 36% (4/11) in group I compared to 10% (4/41) in group II (P less than 0.05). Mechanical perforation due to the bare fiber alone accounted for 50% of the perforations in group I and did not occur with the silica lens-tip device (group II). We conclude that the atraumatic lensed fiber is more effective in recanalizing occlusive lesions and is a safer delivery system than the bare silica fiber.
C J White; S R Ramee; G Samson; R F Kotmel; A K Banks; M Aita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0896-4327     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Cardiol     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-25     Completed Date:  1992-11-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8907826     Medline TA:  J Interv Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-9     Citation Subset:  T    
Department of Internal Medicine, Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Laser / instrumentation*
Arteriosclerosis / surgery*
Equipment Design
Fiber Optic Technology
Iliac Artery / surgery
Swine, Miniature

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