The Devices Behind the Technology
Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) Technology is powered by a treatment system which includes an IVL Generator, an IVL Connector Cable and IVL Catheters. These are familiar devices for interventionalists, making the technology inherently familiar, easy to learn, adopt, and use on a day-to-day basis.
IVL Catheters are prepared and delivered exactly like traditional balloon angioplasty devices. The catheters have proximal and distal markers, so they can be accurately placed within the lesion. At the touch of a button, miniaturized lithotripsy emitters apply pulsatile mechanical energy along the length and diameter of the balloon.
IVL Connector Cable
The balloon catheter easily attaches to the connector cable. Lithotripsy pulsing is activated by pushing a button on the connector cable. Disruption starts with a pulse.
The small, battery-powered rechargeable generator is linked to the balloon catheter via the connector cable. A chip in the catheter provides pre-set lithotripsy delivery parameters, so no dials or settings need to be adjusted.
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825 Catheter/Generator – US Patents 8,888,788; 8,728,091; 8,747,416; 8,956,371; 8,956,374; 9,005,216; 9,011,462; 9,011,463; 9,072,534; 9,138,249
215RX Catheter/Generator – US Patents 8,888,788; 8,728,091; 8,747,416; 8,956,371; 8,956,374; 9,005,216; 9,011,462; 9,011,463; 9,072,534; 9,138,249