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Angioplasty, Laser MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Angioplasty, Laser
Tree Number(s)
E02.148.050.075
E02.594.060
E04.014.520.060
E04.100.814.529.124.075
E04.502.382.124.075
E05.157.016.075
Unique ID
D016342
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016342
Annotation
ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED is also available
Scope Note
A technique utilizing a laser coupled to a catheter which is used in the dilatation of occluded blood vessels. This includes laser thermal angioplasty where the laser energy heats up a metal tip, and direct laser angioplasty where the laser energy directly ablates the occlusion. One form of the latter approach uses an EXCIMER LASER which creates microscopically precise cuts without thermal injury. When laser angioplasty is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty it is called laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED).
Entry Term(s)
Laser Angioplasty
NLM Classification #
WG 166.5.A5
Previous Indexing
Angioplasty, Transluminal (1982-1990)
Laser Surgery (1987-1990)
Lasers (1982-1986)
See Also
Catheter Ablation
Public MeSH Note
91
History Note
91
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/05/25
Revision Date
2015/06/22
Angioplasty, Laser Preferred
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