DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1022990 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: For a long time the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases mainly was a surgical one. Improvements in drug therapy and success of PTCA have increased the interest in a more conservative therapy. So laser promised to be another tool in the percutaneous treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. First successful experiments were followed by the experience of technical problems and side effects of this new method. First clinical studies in occluded human femoral arteries were started at Stanford University in … Show more

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