J Med Assoc Thai 2000; 83 (11):179

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Acute and Follow-up Results of Laser Angioplasty : Single Center Experience
Mahanonda N Mail, Khuanprasert S , Tresukosol D , Panchavinnin P , Phankingthongkum R , Kangkagate C , Sukrungreang C , Suriyabantaeng S , Chirachevin W , KaeokamAim S , Chaithiraphan S

Excimer laser angioplasty was used to treat total occluded coronary arteries and instent
restenosis lesions with high success rate. To assess immediate and long-term results of patients
treated with excimer laser, we analyzed demographic information and the immediate results of 44
patients who underwent ELCA. The patients were followed up and assessed for clinical restenosis.
The initial success rate of ELCA was 86.4 per cent which is comparable to plain balloon
angioplasty performed during the same period. Clinical restenosis was 29 per cent. In conclusion,
ELCA for patients with coronary artery
l~isease
can be performed with initial high success rate and
reasonable long-term restenosis.
Key word : Laser Angioplasty, Excimer Laser, Instent Restenosis, Total Occlusion

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