Shockwave’s S4 Catheter Shakes Calcified Plaque Off Peripheral Arteries

Frank
September 11, 2018
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Shockwave Medical, out of Freemont California, won European regulatory approval to introduce its Shockwave S4 Peripheral Intravascular Lithotripsy Catheter. The catheter can be used to work on arteries below the knees, shocking them with ultrasound to displace plaque compacted to the vessel walls.

The frequency of the ultrasound is tuned to the resonant frequency of calcified plaque, thereby shaking up plaque without doing undue damage to much softer vascular tissue.

From Shockwave Medical:

Technology info page: Shockwave’s Intravascular Lithotripsy…

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Frank’s source: https://www.medgadget.com/2018/04/shockwaves-s4-catheter-shakes-calcified-plaque-off-peripheral-arteries.html

 

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