European expert consensus on rotational atherectomy

Emanuele Barbato, Didier Carrié, Petros Dardas, Jean Fajadet, Georg Gaul, Michael Haude, Ahmed Khashaba, Karel Koch, Markus Meyer-Gessner, Jorge Palazuelos, Krzysztof Reczuch, Flavio L. Ribichini, Samin Sharma, Johann Sipötz, Iwar Sjögren, Gabor Suetsch, György Szabó, Mariano Valdés-Chávarri, Beatriz Vaquerizo, William WijnsStephan Windecker, Adam De Belder, Marco Valgimigli, Robert A. Byrne, Antonio Colombo, Carlo Di Mario, Azeem Latib, Christian Hamm

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The interest in rotational atherectomy (RA) has increased over the past decade as a consequence of more complex and calcified coronary stenoses being attempted with percutaneous coronary interventions. Yet adoption of RA is hampered by several factors: amongst others, by the lack of a standardised protocol. This European expert consensus document stems from the awareness of the large heterogeneity in the protocols adopted to perform rotational atherectomy. The objective of the present document is to provide some points of consensus among highly experienced operators on the most controversial steps of RA in an attempt to build the basis of a standardised and universally accepted protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 May 2015


  • Consensus
  • Rotablator
  • Standardised protocol


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