Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women. Cardiovascular disease is frequently treated using catheterization procedures that minimize incisions, blood loss and length of hospital stays.
Coronary arterial angioplasty techniques are used to treat arteriolosclerosis, hardening of the coronary arteries. The most common procedures are coronary and peripheral arterial stenting. However, when arteries are blocked by calcified plaque, rotational atherectomy (rotablator) may be required.