Thrombectomy Devices

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for catheter-based thrombectomy systems used to remove blood clots from vessels in the body. Thrombus removal a decade ago was a standard of care for acute coronary revascularization in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). But, its use declined rapidly after several large trials showed no benefit. However today, thrombectomy is seeing increasing usage in new therapeutic areas to treat acute stoke, pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Thrombectomy is also referred to as embolectomy.

The types of thrombectomy systems include: 

   ● Ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis – Catheter-directed, high-frequency ultrasound helps thrombolytic agents penetrate clots to speed the action of fibrinolytic pharmacological therapy. 

   ● Rheolytic embolectomy – These devices inject pressurized saline through the catheter's distal tip and the macerated thrombus is aspirated through a catheter port. 

   ● Rotational embolectomy – A rotating device at the catheter tip is used to fragment the clot and fragments are aspirated by the catheter. 

   ● Aspiration thrombectomy – This includes manual clot aspiration or use of dedicated aspiration catheter devices that basically vacuum the clot out of the vessel. 

   ● Thrombus fragmentation – Thrombus can be mechanically disrupted by manually rotating a pigtail catheter or using balloon angioplasty, but this causes small fragments of emboli to flow distally. Dedicated devices also are available.

Penumbra Launches Jet 7 Reperfusion Catheter With Xtra Flex Technology in U.S.
Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019 — Penumbra announced U.S. commercial availability of the Penumbra System’s most advanced technology,...

New Stroke Training Model Improves Access to Life-Saving Care
News | Stroke | March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019 — Training ...

JETi Thrombectomy System Safe and Effective for Deep Vein Thrombosis
News | Thrombectomy Devices | February 12, 2019

February 12, 2019 — A study presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology...

Delayed Clot Removal Still Improves Quality of Life Post-Stroke
News | Thrombectomy Devices | February 05, 2019

February 5, 2019  — Stroke survivors have...

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...

Cerenovus Launches Global Registry for EmboTrap II Revascularization Device
News | Thrombectomy Devices | January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 — Cerenovus, of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, recently launched the EXCELLENT...

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,...

Medtronic MindFrame Capture LP Revascularization Device Recalled.
News | Thrombectomy Devices | May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 — Medtronic and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I Urgent Medical Device...

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...

Stryker Trevo Retriever Thrombectomy Device Approved for Stroke Treatment Up to 24 Hours
Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for Stryker's Trevo...

Study Shows Embotrap Device Usage During Stroke Treatment Yields Positive Rates Revascularization
News | Stroke | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – EmboTrap Device, a...

Results of the PROMISE Study Presented at International Stroke Conference
News | Stroke | January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 – Penumbra Inc. today announced results of the company-sponsored PROMISE...

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives
News | Thrombectomy Devices | January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 – Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive...

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...

Videos | Venous Therapies | June 27, 2017

This video, provided by Ekos, demonstrates the EkoSonic endovascular System thrombolytic system to treat deep vein...

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