Sinclair, H, Fan, L, Fahy, E, Shahid, F, Ratib, K, Nolan, J, Mamas, MA, Zaman, A and Ahmed, J (2021) Intravascular imaging-guided intracoronary lithotripsy: First real-world experience. Health Science Reports, 4 (3). e307 - ?. ISSN 2398-8835

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Background and Aims: Coronary calcification remains a significant challenge for the contemporary interventional cardiologist. We aim to describe the use of intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) in a range of real-world settings. Methods: A retrospective two-center analysis of patients treated with IVL between June 2018 and November 2019. Technical and procedural success, as well as procedural complications and 30-day outcomes (death, myocardial infarction, or repeat target vessel revascularization), was recorded. Results: Sixty-five patients underwent IVL: 80% were male and the mean age was 70.1 ± 12.0 years. 54% of patients presented with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and 68% of patients had intracoronary imaging. Twelve patients required IVL within pre-existing stents, and 12 underwent IVL in the left main stem. All balloons were successfully delivered with 98.5% procedural success. There was a significant gain in MLA post PCI of 261.9 ± 100% following IVL. There were two procedural complications. At 30-day follow-up, there was one death, and one patient required a repeat procedure due to stent underexpansion. Conclusions: In this largest real-world series of imaging-guided IVL for calcified lesions to date, we demonstrate that IVL is deliverable, safe, and effective at calcium modification especially when intracoronary imaging is used.

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R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
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Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 11:01
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