The right tools for calcium treatment.
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When it comes to identifying and treating calcific lesions, using the right tools makes all the difference. But many go-to strategies fall short, and can lead to compounding challenges.
Calcific Lesion Modification Strategy
Optimal patient outcomes come from a systemic three-step approach to treat calcific lesions.
- See with IVUS
- Assess lesion length, plaque morphology and vessel size
- Prep the lesion, appropriately modify the calcium with cutting balloon (<180°), rotational atherectomy (>270°) or intravascular lithotripsy (>270°)
Diagnose with IVUS
IVUS is necessary for every procedure
- Allows for better treatment decisions
Prepare and Treat with the right tools for calcium
Identification is not the only area in which the status quo has failed to keep pace with your needs. POBA, a commonly used solution for addressing these lesions, can lead to dissections or perforations, leading to longer case time and limiting options for completing the case.
Rotational Atherectomy and Cutting Balloon treatment have proven efficacy for each level of calcification.Rotational Atherectomy is known to deliver exceptional outcomes, with multiple studies indicating that Rotational atherectomy results in high procedural success rates with acceptable short- and longer-term MACE rates considering the severity of patient and lesion characteristics.
Cutting Balloon has proven successful in treating calcific lesions in the recent COPS study.
Calcium is being severely undertreated:
The COPS study, a prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial, has recently shed light on the efficacy and safety of using a cutting balloon (CB) for the treatment calcified lesions.
Three key takeaways from the COPS study are:
- Using a high-pressure CB results in a larger MSA (minimal stent area) and lower eccentricity of the stent at the level of the calcified segments compared to NCB (noncompliant balloon) angioplasty.4
- CB is safe compared to NCB angioplasty.4
- Using a CB instead of NCB optimizes lesion preparation in the case of significant calcifications (>270°).4
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The right tools for calcium
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