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The Leaflex™ Catheter System – a viable treatment option alongside valve replacement? Preclinical feasibility of a novel device designed for fracturing aortic valve calcification

EuroIntervention 2015;11:582-590 published online ahead of print November 2014. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY14M11_10

1. Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel; 2. Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel; 3. Assuta Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel; 4. Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel; 5. Pi-Cardia, Rehovot, Israel

Aims: To demonstrate the feasibility of the Leaflex™ Catheter System, a novel percutaneous device for fracturing valve calcification using mechanical impact in or

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