Further insights into coronary debulking: the EUROCARE trial of directional atherectomy and the PACT trial of pullback atherectomy.

Although the principle of reducing plaque load in the coronary artery remains very appealing, clinical benefit from debulking devices has not been demonstrated unequivocally. Other approaches to prevent restenosis had been the application of various pharmacological agents. Unfortunately, the majority of clinical studies have not reproduced the promising… CONTINUE READING