Laser angioplasty is an effective tool to revascularize peripheral artery disease, but the major limitation is a high restenosis rate. Our experience with the hot tip laser system has shown a high primary success, 59-73% of the arteries were patent at 18 months, although 21% resulted in severe restenosis. The excimer laser seems to have a better long-term patency. Histology of restenosis specimens removed by atherectomy, shows the key role of the smooth muscle cells in this process.
|Titolo:||Three years experience with thermal and excimer lasers in the treatment peripheral artery disease|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1991|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|