Excimer laser facilitated coronary angioplasty of a heavy calcified lesion treated with bioresorbable scaffolds

Antonio Mangieri, Richard J. Jabbour, Akihito Tanaka, Andrea Aurelio, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib

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Abstract

Excimer coronary laser atherectomy (ECLA) has been shown to be both well tolerated and effective for plaque modification. Its technology is based on ultraviolet energy and is capable of disintegrating atheroma, without burning or grossly fragmenting it. ELCA has proven effective in the percutaneous treatment of a variety of complex lesions. Here we present a case of multiple heavy calcified lesions successfully prepared with ELCA and finally treated with the implantation of multiple bioresorbable scaffolds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e149-e150
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume17
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bioresorbable vascular scaffold
  • coronary calcification
  • Excimer laser coronary angioplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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