Cardiac "Jackhammer" Destroys Arterial Plaque
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.
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