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Change isn't quick. Unless it's when you experience Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) for the first time. Stay apprised of our latest news and insights while discovering how a simple and intuitive tool can be The Catalyst to change the way you think about calcium modification.
In the second episode of ChalkTalk, calcium experts Drs. Ziad Ali (St. Francis Hospital), Robert Riley (The Christ Hospital), Robert Yeh (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Richard Shlofmitz (St. Francis Hospital), and Philippe Genereux (Morristown Medical Center) discuss the real-world utilization of Coronary IVL since FDA approval in the U.S during a recent webinar broadcast online. They share tips and tricks for adopting the new technology, discuss pulse management strategies, and share insights into how they have pushed the boundaries with the technology in early days. Let’s get cracking!
Shockwave has been making waves this summer! As you dive into this edition of the PulsePoint Newsletter, you’ll see that JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions published a trilogy of peer-reviewed publications highlighting Shockwave’s MOA, a pooled analysis of the 4 Disrupt CAD studies, and Disrupt PAD lll. Dive deeper and you’ll discover the incredible 10-webinar series called Calcium Masterclass that was launched at the beginning of the quarter. Explore how Shockwave was granted transitional pass-through reimbursement for Coronary IVL and proposed additional payment for hospital in-patient Coronary IVL cases performed in the United States. This PulsePoint has a lot to cover – recap the rest of the events and milestones from an exciting last quarter. But as you relax on your vacation, always stay on the pulse!
Learn about IVL’s unique mechanism of action in fracturing severe, superficial and deep calcium and the clinical outcomes associated with IVL in the coronary and peripheral vasculature.
Treatment of nodular calcium in coronary PCI remains a challenge, even for the most skilled operators. Recently, CRT 2021 Virtual featured a live case from Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC with nodular calcium from operators Hayder D. Hashim, MD, and Lowell F. Satler, MD, who were joined by an expert panel led by Ron Waksman, MD. During the case the physicians discussed and debated treatment strategies to address nodular calcium, deciding in this case for coronary IVL, which resulted from a baseline MLA of 1.6mm2 to a post-IVL MLA of 4.9mm2 to a post-DES MSA of 7.2mm2.
If you missed the two Shockwave IVL sessions at EuroPCR 2021, or would like to watch the symposia again, you’re in luck. The Shockwave IVL content from EuroPCR 2021 is available here.
PulsePoint is back! Bringing you a highlight reel of the most memorable moments, successes and key events of Q1 for both our coronary and peripheral technology. Most notably, Shockwave had a history-making moment in February of this year when we received FDA approval in the U.S. for Coronary IVL! Since then, we have seen many physicians achieving great success utilizing the technology. We also brought a new podcast, ChalkTalk, to life, and so much more we want to share with you. Check out the latest PulsePoint for the full scoop!
We had the privilege of connecting with Dr. Robert Riley Director, Complex Coronary Therapeutics Program, The Christ Hospital Health System. Dr. Riley is the leading author of the abstract for the Patient-Level Pooled Analysis of the Disrupt CAD I, II, III and IV studies and presented at ACC.21 Virtual.
You know the expression – “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Well if there’s anything that we learned over the last year, it’s that this phrase absolutely does not apply to anything related to IVL.