High-speed coronary rotational angioplasty with the rotablator

Nadim M.M.D. Zacca, Neal Kleiman, P. J. Asimacopoulos

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Abstract

Percutaneous mechanical rotational ablation with the rotablator can be used effectively as a stand alone treatment for coronary arterial lesions, including those with angiographic morphology considered unfavorable for balloon angioplasty (eccentric, at bends, bifurcating, calcified, ulcerated, completely occluded_, as well as for balloon angioplasty procedure failures. The use of single rather than multiple burrs without balloon assistance, the use of fewer passes and of the nitroglycerine infusion through the rotablator catheter have considerably shortened the time necessary to complete a rotational atherectomy. Further, the apparently infrequent occurrence of post procedure abrupt closure makes this technique attractive in the clinical management of patients with complex coronary artery lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsGeorge S.M.D. Abela
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages75-80
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0819407887
StatePublished - 1992
EventDiagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions II - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 19 1992Jan 20 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1642
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherDiagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions II
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period1/19/921/20/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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