Visualization in human coronary artery by 5f balloon catheter endoscope

T. Arai, M. Nakagawa, M. Kikuchi, K. Mizuno, A. Miyamoto, Y. Okamoto, T. Shibuya, K. Satomura, K. Arakawa, K. Horiuchi, K. Isojima, A. Kurit.a, H. Nakamura, A. Utsumi, K. Takeuchi, M. Katoh

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We successfully made visualization of 81 human coronary arteries in 75 patients by newly developed 5F coronary balloon endoscope catheter. In all case, patient target lesions were directly visualized as one of ordinary diagnosis. 80% of the success percentage for sufficient visualizaion to clinical diagnosis was attained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-188
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jun 15
Externally publishedYes

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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