Atherectomy

Atherectomy

Dr. KennedyAtherectomy is a procedure for opening up an artery and removing plaque (atheroma) produced by the build-up of scar tissue, dead cells, and fatty substances in the inner lining of the artery from atherosclerosis, all of which represents the healing of an inflammatory process. Atherectomy is done most often in major arteries – such as the coronary arteries within the heart muscle and the carotid and vertebral arteries leading up to the head and brain – that have experienced the occlusive effects of atherosclerosis.

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