Atherectomy of a Coronary Artery
A directional atherectomy device cuts away plaque, which is then collected in the tip of the device.
A rotational cutting device spins at a high speed and pulverizes plaque, which is then safely washed away in your bloodstream.
A transluminal extraction device cuts away plaque using tiny rotating blades. The loose plaque is sucked into a tube through a vacuum.
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