The goal of percutaneous atherectomy with the Simpson catheter is the removal of the atheromatous plaque without damaging the underlying media, thereby minimizing the risk of intimal dissection. We have treated 54 atheromatous lesions with the Simpson atherectomy device. In one of these cases there was angiographic evidence of intimal dissection that started at the distal site of the atherectomy site.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine