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Cardiac shock wave therapy (CSWT) of Refractory Angina Pectoris
Shock waves revolutionized urological stone treatment strategies and significantly extended treatment options for orthopaedic and dermatologic indications.
Based on its shock wave expertise and extensive scientific studies the new field of cardiac shock wave application was developed in close co-operation with renowned medical institutions.
Today, shockwaves are successfully applied in respectively refractory angina pectoris.
Major cardiological diseases are caused by insufficient metabolism and reduced circulation of heart muscle tissue. Refractory angina pectoris is associated with reduced blood supply of localized muscle areas.
Shock waves of STORZ MEDICAL for cardiac use are generated outside the body in a water filled therapy head and coupled to the skin via a flexible membrane. Under simultaneous ultrasound control precise focussing of predetermined target areas is performed. By the treatment with shock waves repair mechanisms are stimulated which result in neogenisis of small vessels. This leads to a reduction of angina and over all improvement of cardiac function and metabolism. Treatment is done without anaesthesia and pain sensation. Repeated treatment sessions enhance over all treatment efficacy which is not limited to short term results.