A directional atherectomy device cuts away plaque, which is then
collected in the tip of the device.
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A rotational cutting device spins at a high speed and pulverizes
plaque, which is then safely washed away in your bloodstream.
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A transluminal extraction device cuts away plaque using tiny rotating
blades. The loose plaque is sucked into a tube through a vacuum.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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