High-speed rotational ablation (Rotablator®) for unfavorable lesions in peripheral arteries

White, Christopher J., Ramee, Stephen R., Escobar, Alvaro, Jain, Suresh and Collins, Tyrone J. (1993) High-speed rotational ablation (Rotablator®) for unfavorable lesions in peripheral arteries. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 30 2: 115-119. doi:10.1002/ccd.1810300206

Author White, Christopher J.
Ramee, Stephen R.
Escobar, Alvaro
Jain, Suresh
Collins, Tyrone J.
Title High-speed rotational ablation (Rotablator®) for unfavorable lesions in peripheral arteries
Journal name Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0098-6569
Publication date 1993-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ccd.1810300206
Volume 30
Issue 2
Start page 115
End page 119
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract A strategy of using a single, conservatively sized percutaneous transluminal rotational ablation device with or without adjunctive balloon angioplasty was employed in 18 vessels in 17 patients selected because of unfavorable lesion morphology for balloon angioplasty alone. Fifteen patients had lower extremity occlusions and/or heavily calcified lesions and two patients had ostial renal artery stenoses. We were able to achieve a 94% (17/18 lesions) technical success rate, and a 94% (16/17 patients) clinical success rate. In the patients with lower extremity lesions, the baseline ankle-brachial blood pressure index increased from 0.55 ± 0.15 to 0.90 ± 0.19 (p < .001) 1 day after the procedure. Follow-up at 6.8 ± 2.8 months revealed clinical evidence of restenosis in only one patient. We conclude that a cost-effective strategy of treating unfavorable lesions with a single Rotablator® burr and adjunctive balloon angioplasty is safe and effective.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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