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"Atherectomy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Atherectomy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Atherectomy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 34 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1995 and 2020
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