MUSC Health Florence Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Artery Treatment

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center Tuesday announced a new treatment option for patients with severely calcified coronary artery disease who live in the Pee Dee region. The treatment is a new application of lithotripsy, an approach using sonic pressure waves to safely break up kidney stones. It now can be used to treat problematic calcium build-up in the coronary arteries that can reduce blood flow in the heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

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