Cardiac "Jackhammer" Destroys Arterial Plaque

News | 03. 30. 2009


LAKEWOOD RANCH, March 30, 2009 — Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the first acute care center in the area to offer a new high-tech procedure that can take the place of bypass surgery for some patients.

A vibrating catheter blasts its way through stoney plaque deposits the same way a jackhammer cuts through concrete, says Dr. Erick E. Calderon, of Lakewood Cardiovascular Consultants, one of the first doctors in Florida trained to use the new device.