Mercy Health Physician Completes First “Coronary Shockwave” Procedure in Paducah

Mercy Health Physician and cardiologist Timothy McDermott, MD completed the first coronary shockwave procedure in Paducah on December 13. Dr. McDermott used an innovative technology called intravascular lithotripsy to successfully clear the heavily calcified arteries of patient Lorine Young, 85, of Paducah. The FDA approved intravascular lithotripsy for the treatment of heart disease caused by severe calcification of the arteries in February of this year and it became available in Paducah shortly before Dr. McDermott performed the first local shockwave procedure.

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