A nonsurgical technique for treating diseased arteries with a rotating device that cuts or shaves away obstructing material inside the artery.
Atherectomy is the physical removal of plaque from the arteries; the procedure uses one of two different types of devices, both developed by Duke faculty members. Atherectomy: a non-surgical procedure, similar to angioplasty, in which a catheter with a cutting device at the tip is used to remove plaque from the wall of the artery; the procedure uses one of two different types of devices, both developed by Duke faculty members.
a procedure in which special cutting or grinding tools scrape plaque buildup around the artery walls
A procedure done in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in which a small turning blade is inserted into the coronary artery to remove plaque and restore blood flow.
Procedure wherein a catheter with a grinding device is used to clear away plaque blocking an artery.
A procedure to remove plaque and cholesterol buildup from inside the blood vessel wall.
Type of angioplasty where part of the plaque is removed.
Technique similar to balloon angioplasty, but which uses devices to remove the blocking material from the heart arteries.
A technique by which a catheter with a specialized tool cuts away plaque buildup. The plaque is then removed from the artery when the device is withdrawn. ( Read more)
A procedure that widens arteries narrowed by arterial disease. A thin catheter with a scraping blade is inserted into the artery. The plaque buildups are removed opening the artery and restoring normal blood flow.
a non-surgical catheterization procedure that removes fatty plaque from narrowed arteries, sometimes along with balloon angioplasty.
In atherectomy, a blade or laser on a catheter cuts through and removes blockages in blood vessels. It is one of several procedures used to open a blocked blood vessel (known as a percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI).
a non-surgical procedure that involves removing plaque from the walls of arteries with a rotating blade.
a procedure to improve blood flow in an artery narrowed by plaque buildup using a laser catheter or rotating blade to shave off plaque.
A procedure for opening coronary arteries blocked by plaque - the build-up of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the inner lining of an artery. Coronary Atherectomy uses a laser catheter or a rotating "shaver."
A procedure used to remove plaque usually from an artery using a catheter and a rotating blade that destroys the plaque and removes the debris from the vessel.
Removal of atherosclerotic plaques from an artery; requires introduction of rotary cutter into artery through a special catheter (thin tube).
A procedure that removes a coronary blockage from the coronary vessel. By removing plaque from the artery, the blood vessel is opened for better blood flow. This procedure is performed by passing a special device into the coronary blockage.
a procedure that removes plaque from artery walls using a special catheter
A minimally invasive coronary artery disease (CAD) intervention procedure that involves the excision and removal of blockages by catheters with miniature cutting systems. See larger view
A procedure that uses a catheter to shave off and remove plaque.
A procedure that uses a catheter with a rotating tip to break up a plaque into very small particles that wash away in the bloodstream. This usually reserved for the treatment of highly calcified, hardened plaque. Typically, angioplasty or stent placement will follow the atherectomy procedure.
procedure that removes plaque from the inside of arteries
a procedure used to open up narrowed coronary arteries to increase blood flow.
A process whereby atheromatous plaque is reamed out of a coronary artery by a catheter.
a tool that cuts or shaves the fatty deposits from the side of the artery
A procedure that uses a catheter and special cutting or grinding tools to remove plaque from artery walls. (Rotorooter).
is an invasive procedure to clear clogged arteries by destroying or removing the obstruction.
Removal of plaques from the arterial walls without a medical surgery.
A procedure in which the build up of fatty material, or plaque, is cut away from the coronary artery by a cutting or rotating catheter (see CATHETER).
a procedure performed to remove plaque that is blocking an artery