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  1. atherectomy(Noun)

    The surgical procedure to remove plaque from an artery.


  1. Atherectomy

    Atherectomy is a minimally invasive surgical method of removing, mainly, atherosclerosis from a large blood vessel within the body. Today, it is generally used to effectively treat peripheral arterial disease of the lower extremities. It has also been used to treat coronary artery disease, albeit ineffectively.

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  1. Atherectomy

    Endovascular procedure in which atheromatous plaque is excised by a cutting or rotating catheter. It differs from balloon and laser angioplasty procedures which enlarge vessels by dilation but frequently do not remove much plaque. If the plaque is removed by surgical excision under general anesthesia rather than by an endovascular procedure through a catheter, it is called ENDARTERECTOMY.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atherectomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atherectomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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