In episode #9 of the ChalkTalk podcast, we speak with Alexandra Lansky, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC, Professor of Medicine in Cardiology, and Director of Yale Cardiovascular Clinical Research Program at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, about her recent gender analyses at TCT21 and SCAI22, in which she presented the respective 30-day and 1-year outcomes broken out by women vs men that were enrolled in the Disrupt CAD clinical program.
Dr. Lansky shares the genesis of the analysis - previous research showing that female atherectomy patients have an increased risk for angiographic complications than their male counterparts,[i] and sheds light on what makes coronary IVL unique from a safety perspective. She concludes by discussing the recent publication of SCAI’s “Expert Consensus Statement on Sex-Specific Consideration in Myocardial Revascularization” in JSCAI, which referenced the role of IVL in female patients. The SCAI guidelines concluded, “while additional evidence is needed, these results taken in the context of outcomes with atherectomy devices suggest that IVL may emerge as a first-line therapy for plaque modification of calcified lesions in women specifically.”
We hope you enjoy the episode and for more information on coronary IVL in women, please visit TimeForAnIntervention.com.