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New Developments in Therapeutic Ultrasound-Assisted Coronary Angioplasty.
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PMID:  11096635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Ultrasound at high energy, as distinct from the low energy used in ultrasound imaging, has found many uses in varied branches of medicine and surgery. Clinical trials of catheter-delivered, high-energy, low-frequency (kHz) ultrasound over the past 6 years have shown the safety of this modality in the treatment of coronary artery disease and have identified a number of indications in which its use, as an adjunct to conventional percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) techniques, may offer therapeutic advantages. Thrombus-mediated conditions--such as myocardial infarction, chronic total occlusion, and atherosclerosis in small vessels--appear to derive particular benefit from ultrasound treatment. Recent developments in these fields are reviewed.
Gunn; Cumberland; Siegel
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Title:  Current interventional cardiology reports     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1534-3103     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Interv Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
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Created Date:  2000-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888981     Medline TA:  Curr Interv Cardiol Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  281-290     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AU, United Kingdom.
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