laser angioplasty

laser angioplasty

the opening of an occluded artery with laser energy delivered to the site through a fiberoptic probe.
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Under the co-operation agreement, Bahrain consultant doctors would attend short courses of eight weeks to six months on laser angioplasty to blast arterial blockages in heart and kidneys.
However, both types of stents face a major challenge from alternative treatments such as laser angioplasty and simpler bypass procedures as well as from drug therapy.
Services include a skilled-care center, breast-imaging center, cancer-care center, laser angioplasty, family-practice and internal-medicine clinics, same-day surgery center, sophisticated laboratory and x-ray facilities, two CT scanners, executive-physical program and hospice care for the terminally ill.
However, the authors do point out that further randomized, multicenter controlled trials are warranted in order to assess the benefits of laser angioplasty versus conventional treatment in AMI.
Stamos brings broad experience managing the development of many successful products from concept to production and played a principal role in development of medical devices including nebulizers, anesthesia delivery, laser angioplasty, and post operative temperature management products.
Luke's soon made headlines with such milestones as the first successful heart transplantation, the first artificial heart implantation, and the first laser angioplasty procedure.
Patent Office has allowed its Patent Application on a new laser angioplasty device.
Even while procedures such as laser-assisted lead removal, excimer laser angioplasty and transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) offers great potential in the cardiology segment, surgeons remain unclear as to the clinical end points and long-term implications.
From his work on the Blue Line Guy for the AT&T television commercial to depictions of intricate laser angioplasty procedures, Breakiron applies his skills to a remarkably broad range of projects.
Previous technologies inducted into the Hall of Fame have included global positioning systems, physiological monitoring instrumentation, stereotactic breast biopsy devices, excimer laser angioplasty, and digital imaging processing for medical applications.
The flexible and precisely controllable delivery mechanism and the nature of the excimer laser (cold laser) uniquely qualify the Acculase laser system for medical procedures including Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) and Laser Angioplasty.
In addition to its expanded clearance for use in ENT procedures, it is also cleared for sale by the FDA for minimally invasive procedures in arthroscopy, spinal disc decompression (a procedure used to treat leg and lower back pain), urology, lithotripsy (fragmentation of urinary stones), gynecology, peripheral (leg) artery laser angioplasty and general surgery.

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