Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2023, Vol 10, Num 1 Page(s): 058-062
Rotational atherectomy treatment before drug-eluting stent implantation in severe calcific coronary lesion

Mehmet Kış, Nezihi Barış

Department of Cardiology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Türkiye

Keywords: Calcific coronary artery stenosis, drug-eluting stent implantation, rotational atherectomy
Rotational atherectomy can effectively destroy calcified plaques and facilitate stent insertion and expansion in many cases. In this article, we present a successful application of rotational atherectomy with rotablator and drug-eluting stent implantation treatment in a 43-year-old male patient with severe calcific stenosis in the right coronary artery that could not be dilated with a high-pressure balloon. During the follow-up, the patient did not have any complaints as long as he was hospitalized, and no recent adverse events, such as acute stent thrombosis and bleeding, were observed.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2023.1439