07. Atherectomy

Step 1

The orbital rotator is inserted into the guiding catheter and moved to the affected area.

Uninflated Stent

Step 2

The orbital rotator then spins at a very high speed, shaving off the plaque and storing it inside a collection chamber. This allows for plaque removal with minimal damage to the artery.

Inflated Stent

Step 3

Once sufficient plaque has been removed, the orbital rotator is removed from the artery, along with the plaque that was stored in the collection chamber.

Expanded Artery with Stent

Read: Chapter 08. Recovery

Information presented in this Patient Healthcare Guide is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent disease, and should not be used in place of a visit to your doctor or healthcare provider. Discuss this information with your physician or healthcare provider to determine what is right for you.