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Atherectomy for a coronary artery

Rotational cutting device removing plaque

A rotational cutting device spins at a high speed and pulverizes plaque, which is then washed away in your bloodstream.

Current as of: December 16, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology