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ABACAS

Adjunctive Balloon Angioplasty following Coronary Atherectomy Study. A trial comparing intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided optimal directional coronary atherectomy (DCA) alone vs IVUS-guided DCA followed by adjunctive balloon angioplasty.
 
Primary endpoint
6-month target vessel revascularisation.

Conclusion
Aggressive DCA can achieve optimal angiographic results with low residual plaque mass, and a low restenosis.

Inclusion criteria
De novo or restenotic lesion, native coronary vessel, >2.7 mm, suitable for DCA.
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