Laser Ablation Line Available to Treat PAD


May 9, 2007

The TURBO elite product line for excimer laser ablation is comercially available to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). The line features an enhanced outer jacket and inner guide wire lumen with optimized ablation efficiency and energy output that enables increased penetration rates.

The system vaporizes lipid-based, calcified and fibrotic plaque as well as neointimal hyperplasia. The company says that the TURBO elite incorporates all of the features of the TURBO product line, including 80 hertz laser repetition rates, “continuous on” lasing and a hydrophilic coating. TURBO elite catheters are available in a variety of sizes.