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Atherectomy: Atherectomy is surgery to remove plaque from arteries using a mechanical device or a laser. The coronary arteries are the most common arteries treated by this procedure, which is often followed by coronary angioplasty (with or without stent placement).
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Atherectomy:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Atherectomy:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Atherectomy may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Atherectomy may include:
Possible surgical complications of Atherectomy may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good; however, atherosclerosis may return within a year.
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