04672961 is referenced by 212 patents and cites 8 patents.

An apparatus and method for retrolasing plaque deposits in a coronary artery to remove same includes a tip assembly on the end of a flexible inner tube containing optical fibers that are slidable along a guide wire. The tip assembly includes a reflective surface rearwardly of a front face that directs laser energy supplied through the optical fibers in a rearward direction through a window portion to a focal point externally of the tip assembly. The deposit is removed as the tip assembly is moved in a rearward progression back through the deposit.

Title
Retrolasing catheter and method
Application Number
6/865073
Publication Number
4672961
Application Date
May 19, 1986
Publication Date
June 16, 1987
Inventor
David H Davies
4964 Sundance Sq., Boulder, 80301
CO, US
Agent
Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost
IPC
A61B 17/36
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