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  1. Rotablator : It is a drill like equipment, with the help of which very old and extremely hard block containing calcium can be removed. It is used in limited and selected cases only. Experienced cardiologist can make its safe and successful use.
  2. Thrombosuction and Distal protection Device : During a heart attack and in some other conditions blood clots get accumulated inside the artery. In such cases blood clots are sucked and removed by negative pressure vacuum technique with the help of a thin catheter. A funnel like filter is used to prevent downstream migration of micro particles liberated during this procedure. This device is quite helpful in removing the block and restoring the blood supply as before.
  3. Drug Coated Balloon : In cases where stent cannot be placed or it is not advisable to place it, this type of balloon is used instead of simple balloon. The medicine applied over such balloon gets liberated locally and possibility of recurrence of block is reduced.
  4. Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) : A minute camera attached on the tip of a thin wire, is passed through the coronary artery, with the help of which, photographs of the artery can be taken from within. It is highly useful in knowing the calcium content inside the block, diameter of the artery and assessing successful deployment of stent.
  5. Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) : Several blocks have borderline stenosis i.e., 60% – 70%. This technique is used to know whether the given block is really responsible to reduce blood flow in the distal territory. This information is obtained by a thin wire which can measure the pressure inside the artery, proximal and distal to the block.
  6. Cutting Balloon : 2 to 3 very small and thin blades are attached on this special balloon. As the balloon expands, multiple thin cuts are put on the plaque by these blades. This balloon is used in selected cases with very hard blocks.
  7. Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) : This balloon catheter is placed inside the aorta through femoral artery when heart is very weak and blood pressure has dropped considerably. Its other end is attached with computerized console. with every heartbeat, this balloon inflates and deflates. This augments the diastolic blood pressure in the proximal aorta,which in turn, allows better perfusion of the coronary arteries. This device can be kept for 1 to 7 days depending upon the requirement. Several latest researches have questioned against the benefits of use of this balloon. Therefore, its use is declining nowadays.