Coaxiality of optical fiber during transluminal laser-assisted angioplasty: Theoretical considerations

W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga

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Abstract

Until an ideal laser angioplasty system is perfected, investigators must work within the constraints of available technology. For the technology that exists today, coaxial alignment of the optical fiber should be considered essential in a delivery system that vaporizes plaque tissue. In order to reduce vessel perforation and the related adverse sequelae, direct laser delivery systems and contact probes alike must be correctly aimed at either plaque tissue or the arterial lumen. Without stabilizing the optical fiber within the artery or employing the innate benefits of pure light, the double-edged nature of laser energy can become all too evident.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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