Pulmonary Embolism

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for Pulmonary Embolism. This condition occurs when an artery in the lungs is blocked, usually caused by a blood clot.

Smokers Have More Pulmonary Emboli, Leading to Higher Hospital Readmission Rates

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News | Pulmonary Embolism | October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 —­­ Patients with lung blood clots who smoke are more likely to be readmitted for lung blood clots...

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal. Thrombectomy is also referred to as embolectomy.

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal.

Feature | Thrombectomy Devices | January 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Catheter-based blood clot removal a decade ago was a standard of care for acute coronary revascularization, but...

First BTG Sentry Bioconvertible IVC Filter Implanted in U.S.
News | Vena Cava Filters | December 04, 2018

December 4, 2018 — BTG plc announced the first patients outside of a clinical trial have been successfully implanted...

First Commercial Ekos Control Unit 4.0 Products Shipped to Europe
News | Thrombectomy Devices | November 21, 2018

November 21, 2018 — BTG plc announced the first Ekos CU 4.0 units have been shipped from BTG’s facility in Bothell,...

First Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Chronic Pulmonary Embolism Performed in Illinois
News | Pulmonary Embolism | October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 — Daniel J. Schimmel, Jr., M.D., MS, a cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, recently...

Xarelto Associated With Reduced Hospital Time and Costs for Low-risk PE Patients
News | Pulmonary Embolism | June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018 — Results from the MERCURY PE...

Novel Way to Treat Blood Clots in Lungs, pulmonary embolism, Found Safe and Effective. #SCAI, #SCAI2018
News | Pulmonary Embolism | May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 — Results of the FlowTriever Pulmonary Embolectomy (FLARE) study were presented as late-breaking...

ACCESS PTS Study Demonstrates Efficacy of EKOS Therapy for Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
News | Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) | July 07, 2017

July 7, 2017 — BTG plc recently highlighted the results of the ACCESS PTS trial, presented at the Society for...

Technology | Pulmonary Embolism | March 01, 2017

March 1, 2017 — BTG plc announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance has been granted to the...

News | Analytics Software | October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 — In an effort to improve patient care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Information...

ICU use for heart failure
News | Heart Failure | August 09, 2016

August 9, 2016 – With the use of intensive care units (ICUs) on the rise in many hospitals, researchers at LA BioMed...

Pulmonary embolism, toshiba

A pulmonary embolism visualized on a CTA scan using SureSubtraction software on a Toshiba Aquilion One Vision CT scanner. 

Feature | Pulmonary Embolism | March 28, 2016 | Alain T. Drooz, M.D., FSVM, and David J. Spinosa, M.D.

Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) can pose a major treatment quandary for clinicians. While massive (high-risk) PE is...

Technology | Pharmaceuticals | November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals’...

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