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Atherectomy MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Atherectomy
Tree Number(s)
E02.148.050.120
E04.100.814.529.124.120
E04.502.382.124.120
E05.157.016.120
Unique ID
D017073
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017073
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Percutaneous Atherectomy
Percutaneous Transluminal Atherectomy
Transluminal Atherectomy
NLM Classification #
WG 170
Previous Indexing
Angioplasty, Balloon (1986-1992)
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary (1989-1992)
Atherosclerosis (1987-1992)
See Also
Endarterectomy
Public MeSH Note
93
History Note
93
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/07
Revision Date
2015/06/22
Atherectomy Preferred
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