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Current multicentre studies with the excimer laser: design and aims.

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Tcheng, JE; Volkert-Noethen, AA
Published in: Lasers Med Sci
2001

Excimer laser ablation to remove atherosclerotic plaque has been used for over a decade as a methodology to treat cardiovascular disease. Improvements in the technique and technology of excimer laser angioplasty, coupled with the recognition of new clinical opportunities for this treatment modality, have resulted in a resurgence of interest in the laser. Three clinical trials are now being conducted to explore potential applications, including the LARS trial of excimer laser versus balloon angioplasty to treat in-stent restenosis, the PELA trial of excimer laser angioplasty in occluded superficial femoral artery disease, and the LACI trial of excimer laser angioplasty in limb-threatening ischaemia. This article describes the rationale and objectives of these new approaches to some of the more challenging problems in cardiovascular disease.

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Lasers Med Sci

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ISSN

0268-8921

Publication Date

2001

Volume

16

Issue

2

Start / End Page

122 / 129

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Stents
  • Recurrence
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Ischemia
  • Humans
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Coronary Disease
  • Angioplasty, Laser
  • 0903 Biomedical Engineering
 

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Tcheng, J. E., & Volkert-Noethen, A. A. (2001). Current multicentre studies with the excimer laser: design and aims. Lasers Med Sci, 16(2), 122–129. https://doi.org/10.1007/pl00011341
Tcheng, J. E., and A. A. Volkert-Noethen. “Current multicentre studies with the excimer laser: design and aims.Lasers Med Sci 16, no. 2 (2001): 122–29. https://doi.org/10.1007/pl00011341.
Tcheng JE, Volkert-Noethen AA. Current multicentre studies with the excimer laser: design and aims. Lasers Med Sci. 2001;16(2):122–9.
Tcheng, J. E., and A. A. Volkert-Noethen. “Current multicentre studies with the excimer laser: design and aims.Lasers Med Sci, vol. 16, no. 2, 2001, pp. 122–29. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/pl00011341.
Tcheng JE, Volkert-Noethen AA. Current multicentre studies with the excimer laser: design and aims. Lasers Med Sci. 2001;16(2):122–129.
Journal cover image

Published In

Lasers Med Sci

DOI

ISSN

0268-8921

Publication Date

2001

Volume

16

Issue

2

Start / End Page

122 / 129

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Stents
  • Recurrence
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Ischemia
  • Humans
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Coronary Disease
  • Angioplasty, Laser
  • 0903 Biomedical Engineering