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Could you explain what is atherectomy's benefit over angioplasty?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heavy calcification

Angioplasty can't dilate some types of blockage because they're too heavily calcified.
Atherectomy can be successful sometimes where angioplasty can't.

In brief: Heavy calcification

Angioplasty can't dilate some types of blockage because they're too heavily calcified.
Atherectomy can be successful sometimes where angioplasty can't.
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