Due to its unique mechanism of action, Shockwave’s IVL technology cracks both medial and intimal calcium while minimizing trauma to the vessel wall.
Here 3 major benefits of this Shockwave IVL system
MINIMIZE TRAUMA –
Minimize trauma to soft tissue by safely selecting and fracturing intimal and medial calcium
OPTIMIZE OUTCOMES –
Optimize outcomes while reducing complications and cost escalation
SIMPLIFY PROCEDURES –
Simple and intuitive system that makes complex calcified procedures more predictable
Procedural steps to perform Shockwave IVL
The IVL Catheter is delivered across a calcified lesion over an 0.014″ wire and the integrated balloon is expanded to 4atm to facilitate efficient energy transfer
An electrical discharge from the emitters vaporizes the fluid within the balloon, creating a rapidly expanding & collapsing bubble that generates sonic pressure waves
The waves create a localized field effect that travels through soft vascular tissue, selectively cracking intimal and medial calcium within the vessel wall
After calcium modification, the integrated balloon may subsequently be used to dilate the lesion at low pressure in order to maximize luminal gain
This is a miniaturized and arrayed lithotripsy emitter that creates a localized field effect at the site of the calcium. Optimized energy for the treatment of cardiovascular calcium.