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"Wireless" laser recanalization of chronic total coronary occlusions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11385157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic total occlusions in particular, completely obstructed aorto-ostial lesions are among the most challenging targets in interventional cardiology. Excimer laser is a debulking technology for revascularization of complex lesions. Treatment of total occlusions with laser angioplasty can be applied providing that a guidewire traverses the entire length of the occlusion prior to device activation. In many patients with total occlusions, a guidewire is unable to penetrate the target stenosis. This communication presents a new technique termed "wireless" laser recanalization. This approach entails recanalization of a total occlusion with a laser catheter without a leading guidewire.
E C Perin; R Sarmento-Leite; G V Silva; M D Rogers; O Topaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1042-3931     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-31     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     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:  401-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Southwest Cardiovascular Consultants, Texas Heart Institute, 6624 Fannin, Suite 2220, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Laser-Assisted*
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Chronic Disease
Coronary Disease / surgery*
Middle Aged

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