Coronary atherectomy: first 50 patients at the Mayo Clinic.


The safety and efficacy of a novel coronary atherectomy device were evaluated in the first 50 patients who underwent 53 such procedures at the Mayo Clinic. This treatment was used for atheromatous lesions in 27 patients and for restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in 23; in 3 patients, it was repeated for recurrent stenosis (2) or… (More)