Recanalization of occluded arteries using co2 lasers and infrared optical fibers

D. Gal, A. Levite, E. Gaaton, A. Katzir, J. R. Croft, A. Battler, M. Bass, H. Neufeld

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Abstract

Silver halide AgClxBr1-x fibers were inserted into cardiological catheters to form CO2 laser catheters. Human arteries which had been blocked by atherosclerotic plaque were transplanted into dogs. The laser catheter was used to recanalize the blocked arteries in an in vivo experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-38
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume576
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Jan 1986

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