Peripheral atherectomy: applications and techniques.
Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology
Aged, Angiography, Anticoagulants, Atherectomy, Embolic Protection Devices, Female, Humans, Lasers, Lower Extremity, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Selection, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Radiography, Interventional, Risk Factors, Treatment Outcome, Vascular Access Devices
Peripheral atherectomy is a class of procedures that is rapidly increasing in volume. Multiple classes of devices exist, and newer variants are added to the market annually. The devices see wide application for de novo lesions, in-stent restenosis, and adjunctive therapy for drug-coated balloons. The body of evidence supporting atherectomy is less robust than for many other peripheral therapies. The frequency and severity of complications from atherectomy can be significant compared with angioplasty and stenting, and familiarity with preventative and bailout techniques is essential for the interventionalist.
Mittleider, Derek and Russell, Erich, "Peripheral atherectomy: applications and techniques." (2016). Maine Medical Center. 306.