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RASER angioplasty


  • Mohaned Egred BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, FRCP, MD

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    1. Cardiac Department, Freeman Hospital, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, United Kingdom
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The experience with a new approach of using combined debulking technique for treating heavily calcified coronary artery lesions with both LASER and high speed rotational atherectomy, which is being labeled as RASER PCI, is described. The RASER PCI approach has been used in three different patients with severely calcified, undilatable coronary artery lesions that were unresponsive to either technique alone, with successful and satisfactory outcome. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.