Heart India

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

Lasers for the treatment of coronary artery disease: An update


Akshyaya Pradhan, Monika Bhandari, B Snigdha 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Pradhan A, Bhandari M, Snigdha B. Lasers for the treatment of coronary artery disease: An update.Heart India 2020;8:3-8


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Pradhan A, Bhandari M, Snigdha B. Lasers for the treatment of coronary artery disease: An update. Heart India [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jun 3 ];8:3-8
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