The Lithoplasty® System

The Devices Behind the Technology

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Lithoplasty Technology is powered by a treatment system which includes Lithoplasty Technology Balloon Catheters, a connector cable and generator. These are familiar devices for interventionalists, making the technology inherently familiar, easy to learn, adopt, and use on a day-to-day basis.

Lithoplasty Balloon Catheters

Lithoplasty Balloon 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.

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.

Generator

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.

Availability

The Shockwave Medical Lithoplasty Technology system has received CE Mark for the treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). For more information, see Shockwave Medical’s press release on the CE Mark.

Learn more about the Peripheral Lithoplasty Catheter product configuration here.

Patents

The following Shockwave Medical products are protected by patents in the U.S. and elsewhere. This website is provided to satisfy the virtual patent marking provisions of various jurisdictions including the those described in the America Invents Act. The following list of Shockwave Medical products may not be all inclusive, and other Shockwave Medical products not listed here may be protected by one or more patents.

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