Coronary lithotripsy – a state of the art review

Tara Neleman, Anniek Ziedses des Plantes, Joost Daemen*

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Lesion calcification is frequently encountered during percutaneous coronary intervention and has been directly linked to procedural complications and future cardiac events. Intravascular lithotripsy is a novel balloon-based modality that does not rely on barotrauma or debulking, but converts electrical energy into mechanical energy creating sonic pressure waves that selectively disrupt calcium. The present review provides an overview of its mechanism of action, the available evidence on its safety and efficacy and indications for use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number4
Early online date16 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - May 2023

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