Directional Atherectomy in Peripheral Arterial Interventions

  • Abdulrahman Abdulbaki
  • Nuri Ilker Akkus


Directional atherectomy is used in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease and works by removing plaque from the vessel lumen by directional longitudinal shaving of atheroma. SilverHawk, TurboHawk, and HawkOne are the currently available peripheral directional atherectomy systems. Peripheral arterial disease is progressive and involves multiple segments that represent different challenges for treatment. Directional atherectomy can be used to overcome some of these challenges—calcification, ostial location, eccentric disease, and diffuse lesion—while preserving future treatment options.


Directional atherectomy SilverHawk TurboHawk HawkOne Peripheral arterial disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Louisiana State University – Shreveport, Department of Medicine – Section of CardiologyShreveportUSA
  2. 2.Baptist Health CardiologyLittle RockUSA

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