The role of rotational atherectomy in contemporary chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention

Yader Sandoval, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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Abstract

Rotational atherectomy is performed infrequently (∼3.5%) during chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for two indications: treatment of balloon uncrossable and balloon undilatable lesions. Use of rotational atherectomy in CTO PCI was associated with high success and acceptable complication rates. Rotational atherectomy remains a “must have” device for interventional cardiologists performing complex PCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)829-831
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume89
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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