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Title: [Angioplasty using a Nd:YAG laser with a sapphire probe]
Authors: Wilms, Guy ×
Peene, P
Baert, A L
Verhaeghe, Raymond
Vermylen, Jozef
Nevelsteen, André
Suy, R #
Issue Date: May-1990
Series Title: Journal de radiologie vol:71 issue:2 pages:103-7
Abstract: Laser angioplasty with Sapphire Contact Probes coupled to a Nd:YAG laser followed by balloon angioplasty was performed in 30 patients with 26 femoropopliteal and 4 iliac artery occlusions. Mean length of the occlusions was 4.5 +/- 1.6 cm with a mean duration of occlusion of 7.06 +/- 6.18 months. Initial angiographic success was obtained in 25/30 (83%) procedures, including 3/4 successes in the iliac artery (75%) and 22/26 successes in the femoropopliteal artery (84%). Reason for failure was perforation in 2 patients, and subintimal passage of the probe in 2, and heavy calcification of the lesion in 1 patient. Early rethrombosis in 3 patients reduced the primary success rate to 73%. Peripheral emboli necessitating surgical intervention occurred in 2 patients. Of the 22 recanalized arteries 21 remained patent with a mean follow-up of 8.4 +/- 3.3 months. It remains to be determined whether the angiographic and clinical short and long term success rate of "laser assisted balloon angioplasty" will be greater than after thrombolysis or conventional balloon angioplasty.
ISSN: 0221-0363
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Molecular and Vascular Biology
Vascular Surgery
Translational MRI (+)
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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