© 2016 Lisa A. Clark
Title: Catheter-Directed Atherectomy
Author: Lisa A. Clark
Description: Atherectomy is a minimally invasive endovascular technique for removing plaque build-up from blood vessels in the heart and in other areas of the body. In catheter-directed atherectomy, an interventional radiologist uses a catheter to reach the site of the blockage and either cut, shave, sand or vaporize the clot with lasers.
Keywords: Editorial, Patient Education, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Disease Management, Medical Devices, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery