Rotational versus Orbital OCT-Guided Atherectomy for Calcified Coronary Artery Lesions : The DIRO Trial

Rotational versus Orbital OCT-Guided Atherectomy for Calcified Coronary Artery Lesions : The DIRO Trial

The DIRO trial, a prospective randomized trial, found that treatment of calcified coronary lesions with OCT-guided rotational atherectomy resulted in better stent expansion when compared with orbital atherectomy. Dr. Naotaka Okamoto of Osaka Rosai Hospital, and colleagues reported in the September 11 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

In the DIRO trial, 100 patients scheduled for PCI for de novo lesions in coronary arteries, with >...
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