28 August 1992 High-speed coronary rotational angioplasty with the rotablator
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Percutaneous mechanical rotational ablation with the rotablator can be used effectively as a stand alone treatment for coronary arterial lesions, including those with angiographic morphology considered unfavorable for balloon angioplasty (eccentric, at bends, bifurcating, calcified, ulcerated, completely occluded_, as well as for balloon angioplasty procedure failures. The use of single rather than multiple burrs without balloon assistance, the use of fewer passes and of the nitroglycerine infusion through the rotablator catheter have considerably shortened the time necessary to complete a rotational atherectomy. Further, the apparently infrequent occurrence of post procedure abrupt closure makes this technique attractive in the clinical management of patients with complex coronary artery lesions.
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Nadim M. Zacca, Nadim M. Zacca, Neal S. Kleiman, Neal S. Kleiman, P. J. Asimacopoulos, P. J. Asimacopoulos, "High-speed coronary rotational angioplasty with the rotablator", Proc. SPIE 1642, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions II, (28 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137316; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.137316

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