Vascular News Dives Into the Pluses Behind Shockwave M5+

The presence of calcium can pose significant challenges in achieving optimal procedural outcomes in PAD treatment and can pose as a barrier to the delivery of large bore access devices. Shockwave IVL is shifting the paradigm in the way physicians approach calcium by simplifying procedures in an efficacious and safe manner. Now the next generation of peripheral IVL technology is here: Shockwave M5+! The Shockwave M5+ extends treatment options with the introduction of its new features; faster pulsing, an extended working length and expanded size matrix. 


Read the Shockwave supplement published in the CX22 edition of Vascular News and learn how physicians globally are utilizing the new features of M5+ to expand the boundaries of calcium treatment in PAD and EVAR procedures.


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Important Safety Information


In the United States: Rx only


Indications for Use – The Shockwave Medical Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) System is intended for lithotripsy-enhanced balloon dilatation of lesions, including calcified lesions, in the peripheral vasculature, including the iliac, femoral, ilio-femoral, popliteal, infra-popliteal, and renal arteries.  Not for use in the coronary or cerebral vasculature.


Contraindications – Do not use if unable to pass 0.014 guidewire across the lesion • Not intended for treatment of in-stent restenosis or in coronary, carotid, or cerebrovascular arteries.


Warnings – Only to be used by physicians who are familiar with interventional vascular procedures • Physicians must be trained prior to use of the device • Use the Generator in accordance with recommended settings as stated in the Operator’s Manual


Precautions – Use only the recommended balloon inflation medium • Appropriate anticoagulant therapy should be administered by the physician • Decision regarding use of distal protection should be made based on physician assessment of treatment lesion morphology


Adverse Effects – Possible adverse effects consistent with standard angioplasty include: • Access site complications • Allergy to contrast or blood thinners • Arterial bypass surgery • Bleeding complications • Death • Fracture of guidewire or device • Hypertension/Hypotension • Infection/sepsis • Placement of a stent • Renal failure • Shock/pulmonary edema • Target vessel stenosis or occlusion • Vascular complications. Risks unique to the device and its use: • Allergy to catheter material(s) • Device malfunction or failure • Excess heat at target site


Prior to use, please reference the Instructions for Use for more information on indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse events.


Please contact your local Shockwave representative for specific country availability and refer to the Shockwave S4, Shockwave M5, and Shockwave M5+ instructions for use containing important safety information.


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