Types of atherectomy for a coronary artery
A directional atherectomy device cuts away plaque, which is then collected in the tip of the device.
A rotational cutting device spins at a high speed and pulverizes plaque, which is then safely washed away in your bloodstream.
A transluminal extraction device cuts away plaque using tiny rotating blades. The loose plaque is sucked into a tube through a vacuum.
Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofOctober 1, 2015