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: April 9, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
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