Is there a learning curve to using laser atherectomy?

The ability to treat a variety of complex lesions may sometimes seem technically challenging, but for those that have laser atherectomy in their PCI toolbox often appreciate this adjunctive therapy to help maximize the safety and effectiveness of their procedure.

 Dr. Kevin Croce from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston gives a brief explanation of the basic mechanisms of laser atherectomy from his extensive experience as a CHIP interventionalist and user of the technology.


He also explains the learning curve he has observed with most cardiologists as a practiced laser proctor and lecturer.


June 22, 2020

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Philips Image Guided Therapy Devices Academy

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Kevin J. Croce, MD, PhD

Kevin J. Croce, MD, PhD

Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr. Kevin J. Croce is an interventional cardiologist and the director of the Chronic Total Occlusion Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).  He is an assistant professor of medicine ...