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  • 1 Semmelweis University Heart Centre, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2 Cardiology Department, Bács-Kiskun County Hospital, Kecskemét, Hungary
  • 3 Semmelweis University Heart Centre, Gaál J. u. 9–11, H-1122, Budapest, Hungary
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Abstract

Rotational atherectomy (RA) in peripheral circulation is an advanced revascularization procedure, often used in cases where traditional percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is inadequate and bypass grafting is either unavailable or undesired. We report on a case, where RA was successfully performed after failed traditional PTA. The case highlights the importance of RA in peripheral cases where severe calcification occurs and the lesion is not suitable for PTA (cannot be passed with balloon or is undilatable).

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