European expert consensus on rotational atherectomy

E Barbato, D Carrie, P Dardas, J Fajadet, G Gaul, M Haude, A Khashaba, K Koch, M Meyer-Gessner, J Palazuelos, K Reczuch, FL Ribichini, S Sharma, J Sipotz, I Sjogren, G Suetsch, G Szabo, M Valdes-Chavarri, B Vaquerizo, W (William) WijnsS Windecker, A de Belder, Marco Valgimigli, RA Byrne, A Colombo, C (Carlo) di Mario, A Latib, C Hamm

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Abstract

The interest in rotational atherectomy (RA) has increased over the past decade as a consequence of more complex and calcified coronary stenoses being attempted with percutaneous coronary interventions. Yet adoption of RA is hampered by several factors: amongst others, by the lack of a standardised protocol. This European expert consensus document stems from the awareness of the large heterogeneity in the protocols adopted to perform rotational atherectomy. The objective of the present document is to provide some points of consensus among highly experienced operators on the most controversial steps of RA in an attempt to build the basis of a standardised and universally accepted protocol.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalEuroIntervention
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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