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Orbital Atherectomy: A Comprehensive Review. [Review]

by Shlofmitz, Evan.
Citation: Interventional Cardiology Clinics. 8(2):161-171, 2019 04..Journal: Interventional cardiology clinics.Published: 2019; ISSN: 2211-7458.Full author list: Lee MS; Shlofmitz E; Shlofmitz R.UI/PMID: 30832940.Subject(s): *Critical Illness/mo [Mortality] | *Tachycardia/mo [Mortality] | Acute Disease | Adult | Aged | Critical Care | Databases, Factual | Female | Follow-Up Studies | Humans | Intensive Care Units | Logistic Models | Male | Middle Aged | Monitoring, Physiologic | Multivariate Analysis | Prognosis | Tachycardia/di [Diagnosis] | Time FactorsInstitution(s): MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal Article | ReviewOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Interv Cardiol Clin. 8(2):161-171, 2019 04.Abstract: Copyright (c) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.Abstract: Successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be challenging in the presence of heavily calcified lesions. Severely calcified lesions are associated with worse clinical outcomes. Recognition of calcification is important before stenting to ensure adequate stent expansion can be attained. Orbital atherectomy is a safe and effective method to ablate calcified plaque. Lesion preparation through plaque modification with orbital atherectomy before stent implantation can help to optimize the results of PCI in these complex lesions.

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