Title

Peripheral atherectomy: applications and techniques.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2016

Institution/Department

Radiology

Journal Title

Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology

MeSH Headings

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

ISSN

1557-9808

Abstract

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.

First Page

123

Last Page

135

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