laser thrombolysis

laser thrombolysis

Vascular medicine A developing technology in which a fiberoptic catheter with a 570 nm laser is passed through an artery–eg, a coronary artery, and blood clots vaporized using ultrashort bursts of energy
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Wayne Clark stressed that his experience using the LaTIS Neuro Laser Thrombolysis System in five cases "is very, very preliminary." Nor has the technique been universally successful, said Dr.
Yet his presentation of the obliteration of a thrombus around the left middle cerebral artery of a 78-year-old woman, who is still alive and able to care for herself, shows that laser thrombolysis is a feasible intervention.