REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 306-309

HawkOne directional atherectomy for infra-inguinal arteries: A review of technique, tips, tricks and contemporary literature


1 Department of Vascular Surgery, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW, Australia
2 Department of Vascular Surgery, Nepean Hospital; Department of Vascular Surgery, Nepean Clinical School, Nepean Hospital, University of Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Gurkirat Singh
Department of Vascular Surgery, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW
Australia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_80_21

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This review aims to explore the HawkOne atherectomy (Medtronic), a single use directional atherectomy device, explaining in depth its indication, selection, preparation and application. It further provides techniques and tips to troubleshoot the device upon its use. Further, a review of the current evidence for directional atherectomy in the infra-inguinal arteries is conducted. Identifying that directional atherectomy in the infra-inguinal arteries allow for significant plaque modification and lumen gain without the use of barotrauma from balloon angioplasty. Highlighting that directional atherectomy had a lower incidence of flow limiting dissections and need for stenting after such treatment.


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