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Directional Atherectomy

What is Directional Atherectomy?

The TurboHawk Device is a catheter-based device that includes a directional cutter that can be positioned to address the area of greatest plaque burden within a vessel and maximize luminal gain for better results.1 The High Efficiency Cutter in the device can now treat all plaque morphologies — above and below the knee.2

How Prevalent is PAD?

Despite its pathophysiology, PAD is still largely undiagnosed. Of the estimated 8 to 12 million Americans that suffer from the disease, only about 25% are treated.3

Getting Started

Covidien makes it easy for clinicians to get started and offer this technology to patients. Talk with your local sales representative about our PACE program-sponsored educational opportunities that include didactic learning, small group discussions, hands-on training, case observations, and dinner programs where you can learn more about the clinical evidence that supports the therapy.

If you are a healthcare professional interested in more information, please contact us.

  1. Aboufakher R, Torey J, Szpunar S, et al. Peripheral Plaque Volume Changes Pre- and Post-rotational Atherectomy followed by Directional Plaque Excision: Assessment by Intravascular Ultrasound and Virtual Histology. J Invasive Cardiol. 2009;21:501-505.
  2. Large vessel catheters: When used in hard, complex calcified lesions the TurboHawk catheter should be paired with SpiderFX™ Embolic Protection Device to mitigate the risk of distal embolization. Small vessel catheters: Do not use in hard, complex calcified lesions due to the risk of distal embolization that may result from excising this type of lesion.
  3. http://vasculardisease.org/education-prevention/knowledge-is-power/vascular-disease-statistics/

Indications, contraindications, warnings, and instructions for use can be found in the product labeling supplied with each device.
CAUTION: Federal (USA) Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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