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Intravascular lithotripsy for severe coronary calcifications Volume 33, issue 5, September-October 2021

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Hôpital Cochin, cardiologie interventionnelle, 27, rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques, 75014 Paris, France
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Severely calcified coronary artery disease is associated with poor prognostic. These lesions remain a challenge for percutaneous coronary interventions with potential stent under expansion and suboptimal result associated with adverse clinical events. Several plaque modification systems are available (modified balloon, rotational/eliptic atherectomy, etc.). The Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy (Shockwave Medical, Inc) is a new easy-to-use technique to prepare severe calcified coronary lesions by disrupting the calcified plaque prior to stent implantation.