Application of rotational atherectomy in the drug-eluting stent era

Chun Chi Chen, I. Chang Hsieh*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Rotational atherectomy (RA) was introduced in the interventional arena in 1988 as a dedicated device for calcified lesions. Due to the complexity of the technique, the development of alternative methods such as the cutting balloon procedure, and the high restenosis rate of subsequent bare metal stenting in long lesions, its use had later declined. However, with the increasing use of drug-eluting stents (DES) and the aggressive treatment of longer lesions, the number of procedure performed with RA has increased significantly again in recent years. In this article, we reviewed the application of RA in DES era.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geriatric Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013


  • Drug-eluting stents
  • Lesions
  • Rotational atherectomy


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