Interventional Cardiology

What are the benefits of plaque modification?

Published By : Boston Scientific

Published On : Jan 9, 2019 10:15:32 AM


Meet the technical challenges of complex lesions head on. Plaque modification can positively impact outcomes by optimizing PCI in complex lesions.

Benefits of Plaque Modification with Cutting Balloon

  • Changes compliance in resistant lesions
  • Helps minimize vessel trauma
  • Reduces plaque burden and/or minimizes plaque shift
  • Reduces elastic recoil

Benefits of Plaque Modification with Rotational Atherectomy

  • Increases procedural success in calcified lesions
  • Facilitate stent delivery in undilatable lesions
  • Reduces suboptimal stent expansion


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