Heart Valve Disease
Calcific Heart Valve Disease is a disorder that spans the range from a mild thickening known as sclerosis to an obstructive calcification known as stenosis.5 Mild sclerosis can, and typically does, progress to valve stenosis over time.
Shockwave Medical is developing and evaluating a new application of Lithoplasty Technology designed to disrupt calcifications on the leaflets of the aortic valve.
Shockwave Medical has completed a feasibility study for the treatment of aortic stenosis.
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