Redefining the treatment of artery disease with advanced intravascular lithotripsy

Device developer FastWave Medical is working to advance intravascular lithotripsy therapy for peripheral and coronary artery disease.

FastWave Medical’s intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) device [Illustration courtesy of FastWave Medical]

By Tristan Tieso, FastWave Medical

Cardiovascular disease, including peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD), affects millions of people worldwide. Resulting from obstruction in one or more arteries, these conditions are often complicated by the presence of calcified plaque.

The prevalence of arterial disease has profound implications for society. Patients experience physical limitations like reduced mobility and discomfort, all of which directly impact their daily activities and independence. There’s also the economic strain these diseases put on patients and healthcare systems due to the long-term nature of treatment.

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