The emerging value and broad applicability of intravascular lithotripsy

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In this supplement:

  • Frank Arko, MD, discusses his experience with intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) and considers its value in a resource-constrained healthcare environment
  • Andrew Holden, MBChB, and George Adams, MD, outline the benefits of fracturing intimal and medial calcium with IVL, detailing promising early results and eagerly awaited forthcoming data
  • Peter Soukas, MD, demonstrates the benefits of IVL in a below-the-knee vessel, including decreased resource utilization, cost-effectiveness and reduced length of hospital stay
  • Michael Lichtenberg, MD, considers IVL as a new endovascular option for calcified femoral artery stenosis. Based on case experience, he suggests this “may be a viable option for patients who are not good surgical candidates”
  • Mazin Foteh, MD, details the clinical and economic value of IVL for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), concluding that the technology has “revolutionized” his approach to aortic procedures

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