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.