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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology|
|Last Revised||April 5, 2012|