The Shockwave Story

Our Why

They say if you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. People have come to Shockwave for many different reasons, but at the end of the day it’s to make a lasting impact. Developing a game-changing technology with innovative and passionate colleagues in a startup environment is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn why our leaders have chosen to dedicate their careers to bringing the promise of Intravascular Lithotripsy to fruition.

Chalk, Organic Eggs & Cadaver Legs:

In 2009, a marketer, engineer and cardiologist came together to change the nature of interventional therapy for calcified cardiovascular disease. They envisioned a future in which lithotripsy, a trusted technology used to break kidney stones for more than three decades, could be adapted to crack calcium in undilatable lesions in a potentially easier and safer manner. What started out as a crazy idea is now changing the standard of care for patients with calcified disease around the globe.

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