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Johansson, T. and Mathis, S. (2010): Laser angioplasty of coronary arteries . Decision Support Document 39.

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Laser angioplasty has been reported as a debulking tool in highly calcified stenosis and in chronic total occlusions followed by a conventional balloon angioplasty/stenting. This systematic review includes one randomized controlled trial and two case series reporting on totally 444 patients. Due to limitation in study designs, one RCT with per randomization and per protocol analysis and two case series without controls the evidence of effectiveness and safety is low. An inclusion in the reimbursement catalogue of Austrian hospitals is currently not recommended.

Item Type:Decision Support Document
Keywords:Laser angioplasty, coronary arteries, calcified stenosis, chronic total occlusions,
Subjects:WB Practice of medicine > WB 300-962 Therapeutics
WO Surgery > WO 500-517 Operative surgical procedures. Techniques
WG Cardiovascular system
WO Surgery > WO 505 Minimally invasive surgical procedures
Series Name:Decision Support Document 39
Deposited on:14 Jul 2010 16:13
Last Modified:15 Jul 2020 17:44

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