directional coronary atherectomy


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directional coronary atherectomy

Cardiology A method of coronary revascularization, in which targeted atherosclerotic plaques are excised and removed. See Balloon coronary angioplasty, Coronary revascularization, Stent placement.
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Determination of plaque location and circumferential distribution for guidance of directional coronary atherectomy.
The catheter is used by cardiologists to perform Directional Coronary Atherectomy (DCA), a non-surgical procedure where artery-clogging plaque is shaved from coronary vessels.
27, 1996--Guidant Corporation, a world leader in directional coronary atherectomy (DCA) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), today reported preliminary results of the randomized, 1,000 patient Balloon versus Optimal Atherectomy Trial (BOAT).
27, 1996--Guidant Corporation today announced that it has signed a joint development agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) related to Guidant's guided directional coronary atherectomy (GDCA) catheter, which is used to clear blocked arteries in the heart.

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