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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123-126

Management of densely calcified coronary lesions using OPN–NC balloon and shockwave intravascular lithotripsy procedure: A single-center study

Department of Cardiology, A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Manjunath Venkataramaiah Bagur
Department of Cardiology, A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore - 575 004, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jicc.jicc_28_21

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Background: Calcified coronary lesions are challenging to the interventional cardiologists to manage. Debulking the calcified lesions with Rotablation is a well known strategy. Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) is the newer novel therapeutic procedure found to be very effective in PCI of calcified lesions. Aims and Objectives: To assess the clinical utility of Shockwave IVL in densly calcified coronary lesions. Materials and Methods: Four patients underwent PCI with Shockwave IVL for densly calcified lesions between Febraury and March of 2020 and were followed up clinically in our centre. Results: All patients are doing well clinically without any coronary events. Conclusion: Shockwave IVL is safe and accepted modality of debulking the densly calcified coronary lesions and prepare the bed for optimal stent deployment.

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