Laser beats brachytherapy for restenosis:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Data from a European study have revealed that treating in stent restenosis with aggressive excimer laser debulking produces lower restenosis rates than brachytherapy. Laser debulking, using Spectranetics' CVX-300 excimer laser, resulted in a low binary stenosis rate of 20% and target lesion revascularisation rate of 17%, according to data published in the American Journal of Cardiology (July 1). In stent restenosis tissue is suitable for laser ablation as it is highly cellular, soft and free of calcifications, says the Colorado Springs, Colorado firm.