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Shockwave Medical Announces U.S. Launch of New Peripheral IVL Catheter
“The Shockwave L6 catheter pushes the boundaries of what IVL can help physicians achieve for patients with severe peripheral arterial disease,” said
The Shockwave L6 IVL catheter’s compact emitter configuration, in conjunction with four new device sizes (8.0, 9.0, 10.0 and 12.0 millimeter diameters), enables effective delivery of sonic pressure waves in larger vessels. The Shockwave L6 enhances the company’s peripheral IVL portfolio, extending the size offerings of the Shockwave M5+ and Shockwave S4 catheters, to provide physicians with a choice of catheters optimized for the challenges of infrapopliteal, femoropopliteal and iliac arterial territories.
“Shockwave L6 is another example of our team’s commitment to developing technologies to address specific market needs while still maintaining the safety, effectiveness and ease of use of our core IVL technology,” said
1Armstrong et. al. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2020.02.026
Shockwave is focused on developing and commercializing products intended to transform the way calcified cardiovascular disease is treated. Shockwave aims to establish a new standard of care for the interventional treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease through differentiated and proprietary local delivery of sonic pressure waves for the treatment of calcified plaque, which the company refers to as Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL). IVL is a minimally invasive, easy-to-use and safe way to significantly improve patient outcomes. To view an animation of the IVL procedure and for more information, visit www.shockwavemedical.com.
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