This medical video show the new treatment to help unclog arteries.
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Jennifer Matthews: Walking wasn't always this easy for Edith McAdams. Edith McAdams: I just couldn't hardly drag myself out there and I could only take like two, three steps at a time before I had to stop and rest. Jennifer Matthews: Edith looked and felt good but even ordinary tasks were difficult. Edith McAdams: I would start here and I would vacuum as far as I could reach. Jennifer Matthews: Fed up, Edith went to Dr. Jim Melton who had a solution. Dr. Jim Melton: Most of the time, people don't even realize they have a problem. They think it's due to aging and the inability to walk because of arthritis or different things. Jennifer Matthews: For Edith, help came from an outpatient procedure using this device. It acts like a lawnmower by cutting the plaque and getting rid of it. Dr. Jim Melton: It has a very fast-turning blade on one side, whichever way you turn it, and it just shaves the plaque, and the plaque is caught in a nose cone at the end of the device. We're able to get across or repair paths of total occlusions, or 100 percent blockages, a lot more frequently that we were before without the device Jennifer Matthews: Edith says it's changed her life. Edith McAdams It is the most marvelous thing that has happened in this world that I can think of, because it has helped me 100%. Jennifer Matthews: This is Jennifer Mathew reporting.