Laser angioplasty is a technique where laser light used to remove blockages in coronary arteries that are traditionally
labelled, ‘not treatable’ with angioplasty. In a laser angioplasty procedure, a catheter is inserted into an artery that
emits advanced laser light ray that eliminates tough blockages in its path that could not have been achieved with
This procedure eliminates the conventional need for open-heart surgery in many patients, enhancing the quality of life
for the patient, while also enabling the patient to go back home within 24 hours of the procedure.
Dr A B Gopalamurugan, who heads the advanced heart treatments division of Kauvery Hospital is an expert in laser
angioplasty who has introduced this to India.