Rotational Atherectomy

Rotational atherectomy is a procedure in which a small drill is inserted into an artery to grind up plaque.

The procedure uses a high speed metallic burr, which uses differential cutting and orthagonal displacement of friction to abrade hardened tissue while leaving surrounding soft tissue unharmed.

Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates uses Boston Scientific’s Rotablator® Rotational Atherectomy System, the standard in rotational atherectomy care. To learn more about the Rotablator® technology.
Source: Boston Scientific