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Shockwave Completes Enrollment of Coronary Intravascular Lithotripsy Study in Japan

DISRUPT CAD IV Clinical Study to Support Regulatory Device Approval in Japan

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shockwave Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWAV), a pioneer in the development of Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat complex calcified cardiovascular disease, announced today that the company has completed enrollment in their DISRUPT CAD IV study of IVL in heavily calcified coronary arteries that is intended to support regulatory device approval in Japan.

DISRUPT CAD IV is a prospective, multicenter, single-arm confirmatory study that enrolled 64 patients in eight sites across Japan to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the Shockwave Coronary IVL System with the Shockwave C2 IVL Catheter in the treatment of de novo, calcified, stenotic, coronary arteries prior to stenting.

“The fact that we were able to enroll this study in only five months showcases the potential value that IVL has for the patients of Japan who are suffering from calcified cardiovascular disease,” said Shigeru Saito, M.D., FACC., Director of Cardiology and Catheterization Laboratories and Vice President, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital and the principal investigator of the study. “We are very enthusiastic about IVL and its place in our treatment regimen, and we eagerly await the opportunity to share the DISRUPT CAD IV results with the global interventional community as soon as possible.”

Similar to the DISRUPT CAD III study protocol, DISRUPT CAD IV assesses the absence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) within 30 days of the index procedure as the primary safety endpoint. The primary effectiveness endpoint is procedural success, defined as stent delivery with a residual stenosis of less than 50 percent, and without in-hospital MACE. The enrolled patients will be followed for two years.

“We have been impressed by the swift enrollment of CAD IV in Japan,  which is indicative of both the excitement and potential for IVL as a treatment option for patients in this region,” said Doug Godshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shockwave Medical. “Our investigators executed this trial in a stellar fashion, particularly in light of the challenges posed by COVID19, and we now look forward to following the CAD IV subjects and working with the regulators to bring IVL to the broader population of patients in Japan.”

Shockwave C2 Coronary IVL catheters are commercially available for the treatment of de novo coronary artery disease in Europe and other select countries; in Japan they are limited to investigational use within the DISRUPT CAD IV Study and in the United States they are limited to investigational use within the DISRUPT CAD III Study.

About Shockwave Medical, Inc.
Shockwave Medical is focused on developing and commercializing products intended to transform the way calcified cardiovascular disease is treated. We aim to establish a new standard of care for the interventional treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease through our differentiated and proprietary local delivery of sonic pressure waves for the treatment of calcified plaque, which we refer to as Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL). IVL is a minimally invasive, easy-to-use and safe way to significantly improve patient outcomes. To view an animation of the IVL procedure and for more information, visit

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Media Contact:
Scott Shadiow

Investor Contact:
Debbie Kaster, Gilmartin Group

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Source: Shockwave Medical, Inc.

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