Seeking adult patients whose doctor has ordered a test called a Cardiac Catheterization to check for and possibly fix blockages in the heart. The doctor performing the cardiac catheterization will decide which patients who volunteer for the study are suitable participants.
When arteries in the heart become blocked, chest pain or a heart attack can occur. The blockage is often due to build up of Plaque. Your doctor may open the artery with balloons and Stents. When the plaque contains calcium it can be very hard. The doctor may decide to pre-treat this calcified plaque using a small drill (atherectomy) to thin out the plaque before using the balloon and stent. None of the devices or procedures used in this trial are experimental. Follow up by phone call.
What we're hoping for
In this study we are trying to learn if it is better or not to treat certain types of heart blockages with a special drill (orbital atherectomy) to thin out calcified plaque before using the balloon and stent.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03108546