New revascularization devices: Directional coronary atherectomy

S. K. Sharma, A. Lotvin, D. Israel

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Directional atherectomy has established a definitive role in the treatment of specific coronary lesion subsets such as eccentric, ostial, or ulcerated lesions in large vessels. The success rate is 90% or more and the complication rate low. We review the equipment, the procedure, and the current status of directional atherectomy in interventional cardiology in light of both randomized and nonrandomized trials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-34
Number of pages13
JournalPrimary Cardiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1993


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