Definitions

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  • noun surgery The surgical procedure to remove plaque from an artery.

Etymologies

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atheroma +‎ -ectomy

Examples

  • Peripheral atherectomy, which is the largest product category within Vascular Intervention, is anticipated to grow 3% to 5%; this compares with previous guidance for growth of 11% to 13%.

    Spectranetics Reports Third Quarter Revenue of $29.6 Million - Yahoo! Finance

  • Supposedly the procedure offers better healing than either traditional angioplasty or directional atherectomy.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • Directional coronary atherectomy uses a cutting tool mounted on a catheter to shave the plaque off the blood vessel.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • Rotational atherectomy uses a tiny rotating tip, covered with thousands of microscopic diamond crystals, to whirr through the plaque.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • Some studies credit atherectomy with an 85 percent success rate.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • As we looked at that, there's actually some potential positive benefit around combination of PTA and atherectomy and there is a little bit of a change in reimbursement to kind of bump that in a positive direction.

  • ® PAD System and Diamondback Predator 360° ™ PAD System are percutaneous orbital atherectomy systems indicated for use as therapy in patients with occlusive atherosclerotic disease in peripheral arteries and stenotic material from artificial arteriovenous dialysis fistulae.

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  • As a result, our peripheral atherectomy business grew 14% sequentially and 6% year-over-year.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • Vascular Intervention sales include three product lines - atherectomy (including peripheral and coronary), which increased 2%, crossing solutions, which decreased 1%, and thrombectomy, which increased 7%, all compared with the first quarter of 2009.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • ABMD - News, a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, today announced completion of the PROTECT II study¹ based on a futility determination at the planned interim analysis regarding the primary end-point, which the company views as likely to be due to unanticipated confounding variables related to the use of rotational atherectomy² in the study.

    Abiomed Ends Protect II Study and Announces Interim Results, Detailed Clinical Analysis to Be Presented at ACC 2011 - Yahoo! Finance

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