External Shock Wave Therapy Systems, Electromagnetic, Cardiac
Definition : Electromagnetic external shock wave therapy (ESWT) systems designed for cardiac procedures. These systems typically consist of an electromagnetic shock wave generator that applies the shock waves only during the refractory period of the cardiac cycle. The generator's energy may be accurately adjusted and controlled across a wide range of values, typically with an energy level several times less than that of systems used for lithotripsy or orthopedic applications. Cardiac ESWT systems include a dedicated applicator to deliver the shock waves to the ischemic areas of the myocardium; they are intended to perform repetitive cardiac treatments to generate new capillary vessels, increasing blood circulation in patients who have severe coronary artery disease and/or refractory angina.
Entry Terms : "Cardiac Shock Wave Therapy Systems"
UMDC code : 26628