Rotational atherectomy in very long lesions: Results for the ROTATE registry

Mario Iannaccone, Umberto Barbero, Fabrizio D'ascenzo, Azeem Latib, Mauro Pennacchi, Marco Luciano Rossi, Fabrizio Ugo, Emanuele Meliga, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Claudio Moretti, Alfonso Ielasi, Roberto Garbo, Antonio Colombo, Gennaro Sardella, Giacomo G. Boccuzzi

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Background: Rotational atherectomy (RA) is relatively contraindicated in patients with lesions ≥25 mm of length. Aim of this study was to evaluate RA safety and efficacy in this subset of patients with new technology and devices. Methods and Results: From April 2002 to August 2013, the ROTATE registry included all consecutive patients undergoing RA in 8 centres. They were divided into shorter lesion group (SLG, lesions

Original languageEnglish
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016


  • Calcific lesion
  • Rotablator
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Second-generation DES

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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