Similar to angioplasty, an atherectomy increases the amount of blood flow that can pass through an artery. However, instead of stretching out the artery as is done in an angioplasty procedure, an atherectomy carefully removes plaque buildup from the artery.

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Pros: • Keeps future treatment options open • Preserves blood vessel

Cons: • Risk of artery collapse

By Heart Connect StaffCA