Rot Ablation

Rotational Atherectomy


What is Rot ablation?

    Rot ablation is a therapeutic procedure to open a blocked artery and restore blood flow to or from the heart. It involves using a miniature rotating cutting blade to address a narrowing in a coronary artery that may not respond to traditional stenting techniques. During this procedure, a long, thin catheter is carefully inserted into an artery, typically in the groin or wrist, while local anaesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort. The catheter is guided through the artery until it reaches the heart. Once in place, a small amount of contrast dye is injected into the catheter, allowing X-ray imaging to capture the dye flow through the coronary arteries. This provides visual guidance for the procedure.

    To address the blockage, a specially-designed burr is employed. This burr features a rotating cutting blade that is precisely positioned within the narrowed segment of the artery. As the burr rotates, it grinds away the blockage, effectively widening the artery and enhancing blood flow. The rotational atherectomy procedure aims to alleviate the narrowing within the coronary artery, facilitating improved circulation. It is considered when other treatment approaches, such as stenting, may not be sufficient.

    The healthcare team at Apex Hospitals will carefully monitor and guide the procedure, ensuring your safety and comfort. They will provide specific instructions and information regarding the expected outcomes and recovery process following the rotational atherectomy procedure.


    Your healthcare team at Apex Hospitals will provide you with detailed instructions and any additional information specific to your case. It is essential to follow these guidelines to ensure a successful procedure and a smooth recovery process.


    At the end of the procedure, your doctor will provide and discuss the results with you. They will explain any findings or observations from the system and address any concerns or questions.

    A follow-up appointment will typically be scheduled in the consulting rooms a few weeks after the procedure. During this appointment, your doctor will review your progress, assess your recovery, and discuss any further treatment or management plans if necessary. This follow-up visit is crucial for monitoring your condition and ensuring you are on the right track towards optimal health. Attending the scheduled follow-up appointment is essential as it allows your doctor to track your progress, address ongoing issues, and provide continuing care and support. If you have any concerns or experience changes in your condition before the scheduled follow-up, please contact your doctor for guidance and advice.

    Don't let coronary obstruction hold you back. Our Rot ablator technique offers a minimally invasive solution using a miniature rotating blade to remove the block—Trust Apex Hospitals in Rajasthan for innovative and effective treatments.

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