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Catheters, Vascular, Angioplasty, Direct Laser Ablation

Definition : Angioplasty catheters designed for direct laser ablation of atheroma without a significant thermal effect. These catheters may include either a single fiber (small and flexible, but that can debulk only very little amount of material) or include densely packed optical fibers (typically of 50 to 61 micrometer in diameter) arranged concentrically around the central guide-wire lumen. These catheters are used for ablation of the atheromatous plaque inside the vessels, usually delivering energy from a pulse laser (e.g., an excimer laser operating in the ultraviolet frequency range) to avoid the thermal damage produced by continuous wave lasers. Laser angioplasty catheters are mostly used before balloon angioplasty for canalization of completely occluded vessels, for aortoostial stenoses, and for saphenous vein graft lesions; they are sometimes used as an adjuvant to balloon angioplasty to improve clinical success.

Entry Terms : "Photocatheters" , "Laser Ablation Catheters" , "Laser Angioplasty Catheters" , "Catheters, Angioplasty, Laser" , "Ablation Catheters" , "Catheters, Photo"

UMDC code : 17185

   

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biolitec Inc

The biolitec group is involved in the development and production of photosensitisers for use in Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and is a leading developer and manufacturer of diode lasers, optical fibres and accessories for application in a wide range of medical specialties. The biolitec group includes the CeramOptec brand of diode lasers and medical & industrial fibres and biolitec Pharma, the manufacturer of Foscan.

Palex Medical SA

Palex Medical SA

Spectranetics Corp

The Spectranetics Corporation was founded in the 1980s on excimer laser technology and today markets the only Excimer Laser System approved in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan for use in minimally invasive interventional procedures within the cardiovascular system.

Spectranetics International bv

Spectranetics International bv

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