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Shockwave Medical

Making waves for underserved patients with cardiovascular disease via novel technologies. ⚡🌊

Santa Clara, California






Science & Healthcare


Mission & purpose

Shockwave Medical is revolutionizing the interventional treatment of advanced cardiovascular disease by developing technology that targets calcified plaque. Inspired by 30-years of safety and efficacy in kidney stone treatment, our Intravascular Lithotripsy family of catheters delivers localized lithotripsy at the site of cardiovascular calcium that enables gentle balloon dilatation of calcified, stenotic arteries. IVL catheters use sonic pressure waves to preferentially impact hard tissue, disrupting calcium, while leaving soft tissue undisturbed. An integrated balloon catheter then dilates the calcified lesion at low-pressure, restoring blood flow.