IVL use in real world CFA population shows low residual stenosis and 0% complications.
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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.
Your first Shockwave IVL newsletter, PulsePoint, has arrived. We’re kicking off with an ambitious recap of 2020, celebrating key milestones and major events for our customers using our peripheral technology across the globe. Released on a quarterly basis moving forward, PulsePoint will be the one stop shop for all the latest news and updates throughout the year. We hope you enjoy our first global edition of PulsePoint.
The treatment of calcified below-the-knee (BTK) lesions is challenging, associated with sub-optimal procedural outcomes, resulting in early recoil, and may contribute to restenosis.
This Catalyst post is the first in a new series – Clinical Corner with Suzanne Wallace – who is Shockwave’s Director of Medical Education and Scientific Communication. As a board certified nurse practitioner with a post-masters degree in family practice and master of science in nursing, specializing in emergency and critical care, Suzanne has spent the majority of her career caring for patients with cardiovascular disease. She will share her perspective and expertise on current IVL clinical topics while recapping meetings, trainings, and publications. We hope you find her insights beneficial in your daily practice! And if you ever want to get in touch with her, please feel free to reach out to her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The experience with Intravascular Lithotripsy in a wide variety of peripheral lesions continues to grow.
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the most advanced form of peripheral artery disease and often involves stenoses in calcified below-the-knee (BTK) arteries.
At the EPIC-SEC conference in May 2019, Dr. Chandan Devireddy performed a live case using Shockwave IVL in advance of a TAVR procedure. He tweeted about the procedure and has offered to share some additional context about the specific case, as well as the potential impact of IVL to facilitate transfemoral TAVR in the presence of calcified iliac access in general.