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A directional atherectomy device cuts away plaque, which is then
collected in the tip of the device.
A rotational cutting device spins at a high speed and pulverizes
plaque, which is then safely washed away in your bloodstream.
A transluminal extraction device cuts away plaque using tiny rotating
blades. The loose plaque is sucked into a tube through a vacuum.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, ElectrophysiologySpecialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
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