Laser coronary angioplasty using carbon monoxide lasers

Tsunenori Arai, Masato Nakagawa, Makoto Kikuchi, Kyoichi Mizuno, Ko Arakawa, Toshio Shibuya, Kimio Satomura, Akira Miyamoto, Yasunori Okamoto, Kazushige Isojima, Akira Kurita, Haruo Nakamura, Atsushi Utsumi, Kiyoshi Takeuchi

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Abstract

A study was made of a laser angioplasty system using a CO laser, 5 μm in wavelength. To achieve therapeutic irradiation in a water solution, the authors developed a contact CO laser irradiation method which uses an optical fiber to carry the laser beam to the lesion. The authors have also developed a thin coronary angioscope catheter for diagnosis and targeting of this therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Nov 1
EventProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 1988 Nov 41988 Nov 7

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OtherProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period88/11/488/11/7

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Arai, T., Nakagawa, M., Kikuchi, M., Mizuno, K., Arakawa, K., Shibuya, T., Satomura, K., Miyamoto, A., Okamoto, Y., Isojima, K., Kurita, A., Nakamura, H., Utsumi, A., & Takeuchi, K. (1988). Laser coronary angioplasty using carbon monoxide lasers. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, .