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Lasers, Excimer, Angioplasty

Definition : Excimer lasers designed to deliver their energy into the vessels to eliminate areas of narrowing (i.e., angioplasty). These lasers consist of a pulsed excimer laser generator and a delivery system including optical fibers and a catheter. Some coronary devices include a steerable guide wire with an array of optical fibers; they combine the mechanical properties of the guide wire with the laser energy to facilitate the ablation of areas of total occlusion. Angioplasty excimer lasers are mostly used in laser-assisted angioplasty of totally occluded coronary arteries; some are also used in the treatment of total occlusions in the peripheral vessels.

Entry Terms : "Angioplasty Systems, Laser" , "Laser Angioplasty Systems" , "Direct Ablation Angioplasty Systems"

UMDC code : 18834

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Coherent Inc

Company Type: Parent

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of lasers and laser-based solutions for scientific, commercial and industrial customers competing in the most demanding markets.

Ra Medical Systems Inc

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Spectranetics Corp

Company Type: Parent

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.

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