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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Kosuga et al., "Intravascular ultrasound-guided directional coronary atherectomy for unprotected left main coronary stenoses with distal bifurcation involvement," The American Journal of Cardiology, vol.
Katoh et al., "Effects of adjunctive balloon angioplasty after intravascular ultrasound-guided optimal directional coronary atherectomy: the result of Adjunctive Balloon Angioplasty after Coronary Atherectomy Study (ABACAS)," Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol.
Hirayama et al., "Histopathologic evaluation of coronary artery thrombi obtained by directional coronary atherectomy in patients with restenosis-induced unstable angina pectoris," Japanese Circulation Journal, vol.
Saito, "A potential complication of directional coronary atherectomy: for in-stent restenosis," Texas Heart Institute Journal, vol.

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