Various new technologies are currently being investigated to treat cardiovascular disease less invasively than with conventional open heart surgery. Although lasers have been used in other health disciplines, their use in the cardiovascular field is relatively new. Even newer is the use of atherectomy devices and endovascular stents. It is important for the critical care nurse to be knowledgeable concerning these techniques in order to provide optimal patient care.
Advances in Cardiac Care| May 01 1990
Techniques in Cardiac Care: Lasers, Stents, and Atherectomy Devices
Marsha Halfman-Franey, RN, MSN;
*From the Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist Program, Arizona Heart Institution Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona.
Reprint requests to Marsha Halfman-Franey, RN, MSN, 7763 Via de las Brisas, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1990) 1 (1): 87–109.
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Marsha Halfman-Franey, Cathy Coburn; Techniques in Cardiac Care: Lasers, Stents, and Atherectomy Devices. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1990; 1 (1): 87–109. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1990-1010
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