Atherectomy for peripheral arterial disease.

  title={Atherectomy for peripheral arterial disease.},
  author={Graeme K. Ambler and Rami Radwan and Paul D Hayes and Christopher P. Twine},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Symptomatic peripheral arterial disease may be treated by a number of options including exercise therapy, angioplasty, stenting and bypass surgery. Atherectomy is an alternative technique where atheroma is excised by a rotating cutting blade. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to analyse randomised controlled trials comparing atherectomy against any established treatment for peripheral arterial disease in order to evaluate the effectiveness of atherectomy. SEARCH METHODS… CONTINUE READING


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