Advanced heart disease treatment that reduces the risk for heart attack and stroke while increasing patient safety and comfort is now available in Brevard County, exclusively at Parrish Medical Center (PMC).
Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL), uses sonic pressure waves to break up arterial calcium deposits that cause atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which decreases blood flow and can also lead to heart attacks and strokes. IVL was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Feb. 2021.
“In our Cardiac Cath Lab, we are using IVL to treat complicated calcified coronary heart disease in a safer and easier way than ever before,” said Dr. Biju Mathews, Cath Lab Director and Chairman of Medicine.
“With this technology we are able to achieve better lasting results through better lesion preparation and a higher degree of stent expansion that reduces the need for future procedures,” says Dr. Mathews.