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What is a rotablation procedure?

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With rotablation, a special catheter, with an acorn-shaped, diamond-coated tip, is guided to the point of the narrowing in your coronary artery. The tip spins at a high speed and grinds away the plaque on your artery walls. The microscopic particles are washed away in your bloodstream.

This is rarely used because balloon angioplasty and stenting have much better results and they're easier to do.

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Capital Cardiology Associates, PC. 

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 24, 2020

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The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. 

Capital Cardiology Associates, PC. 

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 24, 2020

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