Laser hot balloon catheter for stenotic coronary diseases

Tsunenori Arai, Masami Sakurada, Akira Miyamoto, Kyoichi Mizuno, Ko Arakawa, Toshio Shibuya, Akira Kurita, Haruo Nakamura, Makoto Kikuchi, Atsushi Utsumi, Yoshiro Akai, Kiyoshi Takeuchi

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Abstract

A hot-balloon catheter using an Ar laser as a heat source is proposed. Circulation of a contrast medium in the balloon makes it possible to attain rapid temperature elevation and temperature uniformity. The silica-fiber power delivery of Ar laser offers flexibility and insulation for the balloon catheter. In vitro and acute in vivo experiments reveal the efficacy of the catheter in the treatment of stenotic coronary diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1770-1771
Number of pages2
Editionpt 4
ISBN (Print)0780302168
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 1991 Oct 311991 Nov 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 4
Volume13
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period91/10/3191/11/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Arai, T., Sakurada, M., Miyamoto, A., Mizuno, K., Arakawa, K., Shibuya, T., Kurita, A., Nakamura, H., Kikuchi, M., Utsumi, A., Akai, Y., & Takeuchi, K. (1991). Laser hot balloon catheter for stenotic coronary diseases. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 4 ed., pp. 1770-1771). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology; Vol. 13, No. pt 4). Publ by IEEE.