Importance of Calcium Removal
- Arterial Dissections are commonly associated with plaques containing significant calcium deposits1
- Diabetic Patients have a tendency for higher calcification2
- Drug-Coated Balloon Efficacy could be impacted by calcium3
Jetstream Calcium Study4
To better understand the mechanism of lumen gain when using the Jetstream Atherectomy System to treat calcified peripheral artery lesions, i.e., patients with claudication and lesions with superficial calcium >90° and >5 mm in length as determined by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS).
Why is an IVUS Study Unique?
- Sensitivity to detect calcium by IVUS reported at 90%5
- Statistical ability to measure luminal gain
Calcium removal and luminal gain, measured by comparing pre-intervention to post-atherectomy IVUS images
The 2.1/3.0mm Jetstream catheter was used in all cases
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Case Example from Jetstream Calcium Study
Distal SFA/Proximal Popliteal*
Successful debulking with the Jetstream Atherectomy System in a distal right SFA/proximal popliteal artery lesion. The pre-atherectomy IVUS image reveals a lumen area of 2.5 mm². The post-atherectomy images reveal a lumen area of 7.6 mm² and impressive debulking with Jetstream Atherectomy even before adjunctive therapy.
*Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.