Ablation effect comparison of solid-state mid-infrared lasers applied for TMLR

Helena Jelínková, Michal Nĕmec, Václav Kubeček, Jan Šulc, Daniel Dvořáček, Jan Kvasnička, Milan R. Kokta, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Yi Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura

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Transmyocardial laser revascularization was found to be a new emerging technique for the treatment of end-stage coronary artery diseases. In our study, comparison of the ablation effect of the various infrared solid-state laser radiations on myocardial tissue was studied. Tm: YAG, CTH: YAG, CTE: YAG and Er: YAG lasers with the fiber and waveguide delivery systems were prepared and the ablation coefficients for the radiation 2.01 μm (Tm: YAG), 2.1 μm (CTH: YAG), 2.67 μm (CTE: YAG) and 2.94 μm (Er: YAG) interacting with myocardial tissue were measured. From the histological examination follows that the channels ablated by Er: YAG laser radiation are without any thermal damage of the surrounding tissue and with the minimal mechanical injury, therefore Er: YAG laser could be considered as a good candidate for the TMLR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-467
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • CTE: YAG laser
  • CTH: YAG laser
  • Er: YAG laser
  • Tm: YAG laser
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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