Article: Rotational Atherectomy in Drug-Eluting Stent Era: A Single-Center Experience
In the drug-eluting stent (DES) era, rotational atherectomy (RA) remains utilized primarily to modify heavily calcified plaque. In unadjusted analysis, procedural success appears high with subsequent stent placement (DES or BMS) versus RA alone. However, 1 in 4 are not candidates for stent placement, and the lower procedural success rate in this population should be considered prior to embarking on RA.
Bryan S. Schwartz, MD, Guy S. Mayeda, MD, Christina Economides, MD, Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD, David M. Shavelle, MD, Steven Burstein, MD
The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol. 23, No. 4, April 2011
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