Distal embolic protection during femoropopliteal atherectomy

Rajeev Suri, Michael H. Wholey, Darren Postoak, Ryan T. Hagino, Boulos Toursarkissian

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We report on a series of 10 consecutive cases of superficial femoral and popliteal artery atherectomy with the SilverHawk device, carried out for the treatment of peripheral vascular atherosclerosis. All cases were done with the use of a distal embolic protection device. Debris were retrieved in the filter in each case. Implications are discussed, along with a review of the available literature on this device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-422
Number of pages6
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Atherectomy
  • Embolic protection
  • Peripheral vascular disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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