Q&A with Dr. Akiko Maehara about the Disrupt CAD Pooled OCT Calcific Nodules Analysis at TCT21
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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.
Calcium causes a magnitude of problems in EVAR and TEVAR procedures. Calcium can inhibit stent graft delivery leading to significant dissection or perforation of the iliac arteries. Calcium can also affect expansion of iliac limbs leading to increased risk of under expansion and stent graft thrombosis.
Watch as Dr. Stefano Fazzini, Tor Vergata University Hospital, Italy walks you through how Shockwave IVL can help alleviate access challenges while minimizing complications and the need for secondary interventions.
Dr. Andrew Klein, Staff Interventional Cardiologist at Piedmont Heart and Vascular Institute in Atlanta shares his valuable experience with coronary IVL. Dr. Klein speaks about his approach to different types of calcific lesions including use of coronary IVL, sharing his best tips and tricks with the technology when used as a stand alone therapy and in combination with other calcium modification tools.
We’ve all heard that Shockwave IVL doesn’t work in eccentric calcium… well that’s just a myth. Watch Prof. Andrew Holden’s presentation from CIRSE21 as he walks you through IVL’s eccentric vs concentric lesion data subset from the PADIII Observational Study and learn how this myth can well and truly be dispelled.
In anticipation of TCT starting in early November, we had quick conversation with Shockwave Medical’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Keith Dawkins, about IVL’s presence at the meeting and the most interesting data coming out. Hope you enjoy his perspective!
Explore the new world of Shockwave with Paul Higginbottom, Director of Sales in the UK and France, in ChalkTalk episode five. With over 10+ years in the medical device industry and a complex PCI background, Paul recounts the joys of his career journey but explains how the unique attributes of IVL and start-up environment are what compelled him to join Shockwave at the beginning of this year. He provides insights into Shockwave’s culture, shares challenges that he has faced already, and talks about going direct in the UK and France. Listen to catch Paul’s first interactions with physicians and their surprising feedback – enjoy!
This year at TCT 2021, we’re pulling out all the stops. With inpatient and outpatient reimbursement now in place, we’ve delved deeper into the current coronary IVL clinical evidence to get data-driven answers for some of your most pressing questions:
Topics: Coronary IVL