Intravascular Lithotripsy – Reducing Risk and Simplifying Complex Calcified Lesions

Published: 23 July 2021

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Supported by Shockwave Medical, this page brings together the content from the Vascular Interventions Online Symposium: Intravascular Lithotripsy – Reducing Risk and Simplifying Complex Calcified Lesions. Here we also present the three part IVL STAG tutorial series delivered by Konstantinos Stavroulakis


Combining expert opinion and discussion from a world-class faculty, insightful presentations, and live cases from centres on both sides of the Atlantic, VIO 2021 delivered best-in-class learning, supporting the latest in diagnosis, treatment strategies and patient management in vascular care.

This event was supported by:

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how IVL's unique mechanism provides efficacious lumen gain and reduces procedural complication.
  • Discover how IVL can facilitate a leave nothing behind strategy in calcified Femoropopliteal lesions.
  • Learn how IVL can offer a best endo approach to treat CFA disease with case examples from daily practice and an overview of the data to support its use.

Target Audience

  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Angiologist
  • Cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Cardiovascular specialist
  • Endovascular surgeon
  • Imaging diagnostician
  • Interventional cardiologist/ radiologist

More from this programme

Part 1

Symposium: Introduction and Mechanism of Action

Part 2

Symposium: Can IVL Facilitate a 'Leave Nothing Behind' Strategy?

Athanasios Saratzis discusses where and how IVL can be implemented in PAD Strategy

Part 3

Symposium: A 'Best Endo Solution' for the Treatment of Complex CFA Disease

Konstantinos Stavroulakis gives expert insight in how he uses IVL in his practice

Part 4

IVL STAG Tutorial: Challenges of treating & Mechanism of action

Konstantinos Stavroulakis delivers a tutorial on the MOA of IVL and the challenges that calcium presents

Part 5

IVL STAG Tutorial: Data Landscape and Literature on use of IVL

Konstantinos Stavroulakis presents data supporting IVL use

Part 6

IVL STAG Tutorial: IVL for femoropopliteal disease

Konstantinos Stavroulakis analyses the role IVL plays in fem-pop disease

Faculty Biographies

Lukla Biasi

Lukla Biasi

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Dr Lukla Biasi is an experienced vascular and endovascular surgeon with a dedicated commitment to the sub-specialties of lower limb revascularisation and carotid surgery.

Lukla Biasi graduated with distinguished honours from the University of Bologna, Italy; following a research fellowship at St Georges’ Vascular Institute in London, he completed the specialist training at the University Hospital of Parma, Italy, where he was appointed Consultant Vascular Surgeon in 2009.

Lukla moved to the UK in 2014 for a clinical fellowship on complex lower limb revascularisation at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.

Lukla took up his consultant vascular appointment at Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in 2016. He is currently the lead for Lower Limb Revascularisation, fore-fronting cutting edge endovascular treatments. He has a specialist interest in complex wound management, digital health literacy and telemedicine.

He was awarded an…

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