A rotational ablation tool for calcified atherosclerotic plaque removal.

@article{Kim2011ARA,
  title={A rotational ablation tool for calcified atherosclerotic plaque removal.},
  author={Myeong-su Kim and Hyung-Jung Kim and Nicholas N Kim and Heayoung Yoon and Sung-Hoon Ahn},
  journal={Biomedical microdevices},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={
          963-71
        }
}
Atherosclerosis is a major cardiovascular disease involving accumulations of lipids, white blood cells, and other materials on the inside of artery walls. Since the calcification found in the advanced stage of atherosclerosis dramatically enhances the mechanical properties of the plaque, restoring the original lumen of the artery remains a challenge. High-speed rotational atherectomy, when performed with an ablating grinder to remove the plaque, produces much better results in the treatment of… CONTINUE READING
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