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Thanks for the great discussion.

Here is a video of the Shockwave procedure:

As I watch the video I wonder if the plaque would be more prone to rupture (compared to SILK and carotid endarterectomy) as the balloon is removed (since the shockwaves seem to fracture the plaque). It does seem to have utility for peripheral vascular disease where plaque rupture would be potentially less problematic. As the population ages and as we live longer and longer I could see the PVD market growing for less invasive procedures like SILK and Shockwave. For the aortic valve stenosis, in the shockwave technology, in theory, the little fragmented plaques breaking off could cause strokes.

Seems like they should combine Shockwave with SILK.

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