Angiopyroplasty Using Electromagnetically Induced Focused Heat

LePage, James R.; Lewis, John E.; Ruiz, Oscar F.; Yamanashi, William S.; Padron, Gustavo M.; Hood, Cynthia H.
July 1987
Angiology;Jul1987, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p520
Academic Journal
A metal-tipped catheter capable of inducing and withstanding extremely high temperatures suitable for angiopyroplasty has been developed. The probe utilizes external radiofrequency (RF) energy focused on the tip. A relatively inexpensive catheter and RF source make this a very plausible alternative to laser systems.


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