Despite Tens of Millions of Arterial Interventions Every Year, Calcific Plaque Remains Challenging to Treat
The global incidence of cardiovascular calcium is on the rise, which equates to increased case complexity and decreased treatment efficacy.
Existing Interventional Solutions Face Common Challenges
High pressure or scoring balloons struggle to consistently dilate vessels with significant calcium burden. In addition, current athertectomy tools only treat superficial calcium, leaving deep pockets unaddressed.
Current Endovascular Therapies Require Tradeoffs
Performing complex interventional procedures to address calcific plaque can be daunting, especially with existing technology. Not only is it expensive and often onerous to use, but most solutions result in an increased risk of adverse events including major dissections, perforation, and embolic shower.