For the first time in Delhi, Aakash Health Care Super Specialty Hospital uses ROTAPRO, the unique plaque treatment technology known as atherectomy.

During a coronary atherectomy procedure, the cardiologist uses a catheter with a precision rotating blade or burr at its tip to remove plaque build-up and open the blockage.

It is difficult to remove plaque from arterial walls. It is almost impossible without the use of invasive treatment. Instead, the best course of action is to stop plaque from developing and prevent plaque from building up in the future. Targeted coronary atherectomy provides better clinical and angiographic outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease than primary stenting during angioplasty. This procedure is beneficial in treating arterial blockages in smaller branches of blood vessels.

Rotational atherectomy is essential for treating complex lesions calcified with low procedural complications and MACE rates. Given the excellent results, an initial rotational atherectomy strategy to treat calcium can reduce procedure time, the total number of procedures, and the patient risk compared to the previous pedal-based system. ROTAPro is operated by hand.

This advanced system uses forward cutting and stable rotation of a diamond-tipped bur to facilitate safe ablation and simplify the complex angioplasty process, allowing patients to be discharged within 24 hours.

Percutaneous rotational coronary atherectomy using the ROTAPRO Rotational Atherectomy System, with adjuvant percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is indicated in patients with calcified coronary artery disease who meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Single-vessel atherosclerotic coronary artery disease with a guidewire traversable stenosis;
  • Multivessel coronary disease not considered suitable for bypass surgery
  • Patients with prior PCI and native coronary artery restenosis after balloon angioplasty

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