The emerging value and broad applicability of intravascular lithotripsy


In this supplement, sponsored by Shockwave:

  • Frank Arko discusses his experience with intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) and considers its value in a resource-constrained healthcare environment
  • George Adams and Andrew Holden outline the benefits of fracturing intimal and medial calcium with IVL, detailing promising early results and eagerly awaited forthcoming data
  • Peter Soukas demonstrates the benefits of IVL in a below-the-knee vessel, including decreased resource utilisation, cost-effectiveness, and reduced length of hospital stay
  • Michael Lichtenberg considers IVL as a new endovascular option for calcified femoral artery stenosis. Based on case experience, he suggests this “may be a viable option for patients who are not good surgical candidates”
  • Mazin Foteh details the clinical and economic value of IVL for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), concluding that the technology has “revolutionised” his approach to aortic procedures


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