A proprietary angioplasty catheter in which microsurgical blades are mounted longitudinally on an angioplasty balloon and advanced through stenosed coronary arteries, exerting less pressure than that required in conventional balloon angioplasty
This study aimed to evaluate the acute- and long-term outcomes of rotational atherectomy (RA) followed by cutting balloon (CB) versus plain balloon before drug-eluting stent implantation for calcified coronary lesions.
Irani et al., "Randomized clinical trial of cutting balloon angioplasty versus high-pressure balloon angioplasty in hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula stenoses resistant to conventional balloon angioplasty," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, vol.
Herein, we present a case of a flow-limiting intramural coronary haematoma following PCI that was successfully treated with microfenestrations of the intima layer, utilising a cutting balloon inflation technique.
If restenosis occurs, treatment options include balloon angioplasty, which pushes the scar tissue against the artery walls, cutting balloon angioplasty, which can cut out scar tissue with small blades, and placing a new stent inside the previous stent.
The available treatment options for recurrent RAS are percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and/or placement of a second stent, use of polytetrafluoroet hylene- (PTFE-) covered stents, cutting balloon angioplasty, endovascular brachytherapy, excimer laser-assisted angioplasty, and surgical atherectomy [5, 6].