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Catheters, Vascular, Angioplasty, Thermal, Laser

Definition : Hot-tip angioplasty catheters that usually include either a metal cap enclosing the distal tip, with provision for a monorail guide wire, or a band around the catheter. The catheter receives laser energy from a laser generator coupled to a controller attached to the catheter's proximal tip.

Entry Terms : "Laser Angioplasty Catheters" , "Catheters, Angioplasty, Laser"

UMDC code : 18648


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Convergent Laser Technologies

Convergent designs, manufactures and sells medical lasers and fiberoptic delivery systems and accessories. Xintec Corporation, dba, Convergent Laser Technologies, was founded in 1984 by a group of clinicians, engineers, and researchers to design better lasers and develop new applications for lasers in surgery. Today, the company's Odyssey laser system is the market leader in endourology and its ProTouch is the first 1470 nm laser for BPH. The company is privately held.

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