IVL for Coronary Calcium Modification

Live Case & Panel Discussion

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Shockwave.

Date and Time

April 7, 2021




Intravascular Lithotripsy uses sonic pressure waves that pass through soft arterial tissue and preferentially disrupt calcified plaque by creating a series of micro-fractures. After the calcium has been cracked, the artery can be expanded at low pressure and a stent safely implanted to improve blood flow, with minimal trauma to normal arterial tissue.  

Watch this panel discussion and live case. Experts in IVL therapy will discuss data from the Disrupt CAD III Trial, how to translate that data to practice, the use of imaging, and the European experience.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss data from the Disrupt CAD III trail
  • Reflect on the importance of using imaging in conjunction with IVL therapy
  • Summarize lessons learned from European interventional cardiologists using IVL therapy
  • View a case using IVL therapy for coronary calcium modification


Invited Faculty

Ziad A. Ali

Ziad A. Ali, MD, PhD

Director, DeMatteis Cardiovascular Institute, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Columbia University Medical Center
Amir Kaki

Amir Kaki, MD, FSCAI

Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Detroit Medical Center, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University
Committee Member
James Spratt

James Spratt, MD, MCBhB

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Professor of Interventional Cardiology St George’s University Hospital NHS Trust


Accreditation Statement 

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Credit Designation 

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 



Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 medical knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Successful Completion

Watch the webinar and complete the evaluation to obtain credit. 


Registration Information

Cost: Free