European expert consensus on rotational atherectomy

EuroIntervention. 2015 May;11(1):30-6. doi: 10.4244/EIJV11I1A6.


The interest in rotational atherectomy (RA) has increased over the past decade as a consequence of more complex and calcified coronary stenoses being attempted with percutaneous coronary interventions. Yet adoption of RA is hampered by several factors: amongst others, by the lack of a standardised protocol. This European expert consensus document stems from the awareness of the large heterogeneity in the protocols adopted to perform rotational atherectomy. The objective of the present document is to provide some points of consensus among highly experienced operators on the most controversial steps of RA in an attempt to build the basis of a standardised and universally accepted protocol.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Atherectomy, Coronary / adverse effects
  • Atherectomy, Coronary / standards*
  • Consensus
  • Coronary Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Coronary Stenosis / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / standards
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Calcification / diagnosis
  • Vascular Calcification / therapy*