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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-8

Lasers for the treatment of coronary artery disease: An update


Department of Cardiology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Akshyaya Pradhan
Department of Cardiology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_35_19

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In the present era, percutaneous coronary intervention is being done for various types of coronary lesions worldwide. However, calcified and fibrotic lesions have remained a major challenge in coronary interventions. Conventionally, cutting balloon and rotational atherectomy have been being used in calcified and fibrotic lesions. Excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) has emerged as a new alternative to deal with this type of complex lesion. In this update, we describe the procedure and the role of ELCA in coronary interventions.


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