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J Richard Spears, Donna Bourgelais: Method and apparatus for angioplasty. The Beth Israel Hospital, Lorusso & Loud, May 28, 1991: US05019075 (492 worldwide citation)

The region surrounding the balloon utilized in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is heated by means within the balloon or within the skin of the balloon upon inflation of the balloon such that disrupted tissues of the plaque in the arterial wall are heated in order to fuse together frag ...


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J Richard Spears, Donna Bourgelais: Method for angioplasty. The Beth Israel Hospital, Lorusso & Loud, July 13, 1993: US05226430 (117 worldwide citation)

The region surrounding the balloon utilized in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is heated by means within the balloon or within the skin of the balloon upon inflation of the balloon such that disrupted tissues of the plaque in the arterial wall are heated in order to fuse together frag ...