[Role of atherectomy devices in interventional cardiology].

  title={[Role of atherectomy devices in interventional cardiology].},
  author={T. Dill and Juergen vom Dahl},
  volume={27 6},
BACKGROUND Unsatisfactory results and restenosis rates of up to 70% in complex coronary lesions created the necessity for alternative methods of percutaneous revascularization. Debulking of excess tissue seemed a promising approach in comparison to conventional PTCA. Most frequently used techniques included directional coronary atherectomy (DCA), laser angioplasty (ELCA), and rotational atherectomy (rotablation, RA). Neither of these techniques managed to establish a clear advantage over… CONTINUE READING

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