Distal embolization is common after directional atherectomy in coronary arteries and saphenous vein grafts.


Coronary embolization is a complication of coronary intervention procedures. The incidence, predictors, and clinical significance of this phenomenon during directional atherectomy were examined in 111 consecutive patients who underwent directional atherectomy to 120 lesions. Distal embolization occurred in 31 (28%) of the patients. It was noted mainly in… (More)


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