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Shockwave Intravascular
Lithotripsy Treatment

Innovative technology for the treatment of advanced heart disease is now safer and easier than ever before.

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.

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.

Parrish's first IVL treatment was performed in November by Dr. Mathews. IVL is Parrish Medical Center's latest cardiovascular advancement offered as a part of the hospital's cardiovascular patient care services. Parrish was also the first to offer other cardiovascular advancements such as the world's smallest pacemaker, the Micra AV.

Physician Spotlight - Dr. Biju Mathews

"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. 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.

Medical technology, once approved for use, is of value only to patients when they have access to it. We're delighted at PMC to be the only hospital in Brevard presently making IVL treatment available to patients in need of this vital service," said Cath Lab Director and Chairman of Medicine Dr. Biju Mathews.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mathews, call 321-383-7600.

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