Therapeutic Applications

As patients age, their vessels can become increasingly calcified, making them more difficult to treat using traditional techniques.1 These deposits of calcified plaque are commonly associated cardiovascular disease and in particular with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).


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.

See how we disrupt calcium in the peripheral vasculature

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  1. Levin S. “Shockwave Medical: Cracking the Calcium Code in Cardiology.” The MedTech Strategist, 2015 Aug 12; 12(2):30-37.
  2. Kaiser C. “PAD Incidence Rising Sharply Worldwide.” MedPage Today,
  3. F.Fanelli et al.: Calcium Assessment and Impact on DEB. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2014) 37:898-907