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Beyond the balloon: excimer coronary laser atherectomy used alone or in combination with rotational atherectomy in the treatment of chronic total occlusions, non-crossable and non-expansible coronary lesions

EuroIntervention 2013;9:243-250. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9I2A40

Juan P. Fernandez
Juan P. Fernandez1, MD, MRCP; Alex R. Hobson2, MD, MRCP; Daniel McKenzie3, MD, MRCP; Nimit Shah1, MD; Manas K. Sinha4, MD, FRCP; Tim A. Wells4, MD, MRCP; Terry M. Levy1, MD, FRCP; Rosie A. Swallow1, MD, MRCP; Suneel Talwar1, MD, MRCP; Peter D. O’Kane1*, MD, FRCP
1. Dorset Heart Centre, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, United Kingdom; 2. Department of Cardiology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, United Kingdom; 3. Department of Cardiology, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, United Kin

Aims: To establish success and complication rates of excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) in a contemporary series of patients with balloon

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calcifed lesionschronic total occlusionsexcimer laser coronary atherectomyrotational atherectomy
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