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AngioDynamics AngioVac Atherectomy Systems Cath Lab Thrombectomy Devices

Instead of making a chest incision for open heart surgery, cardiovascular surgeons can now use a new vacuum-like tool to remove potentially deadly, large clots that lodge in patients’ hearts....

Ekos BTG EkoSonic Endovascular System Pulmonary Embolism PE Thrombectomy

Ekos Corp., a BTG International group company, published results of its Ultrasound Accelerated Thrombolysis of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) trial (ULTIMA) in the peer-reviewed journal of the American...

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Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles have been showing promise in recent years as a non-invasive method of...

According to a new study, aspirating blood clots does not significantly reduce microvascular obstruction or reduce the risk of death in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI...

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Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) led a study that showed that a hands-free ultrasound device, combined with a clot-busting drug, was safe for...

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Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the Export Advance aspiration catheter, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

AngioVac UCLA Blood Clot Removal California

Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room on Aug. 8 suffering from shortness of breath, fatigue and extreme cold. When a computed (CT) scan revealed a 24-inch...

Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared two new Jetstream atherectomy catheters. The SC (Single Cutter) atherectomy catheter is available in 1....

Aspire Thrombectomy Device Aspiration Medical

Nick Cavros, interventional cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, La., used a new hand-held mechanical aspiration system...

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Results of the ULTIMA trial using endovascular therapy to treat submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) were presented at the American College of Cardiology 2013 meeting, The trial is the first...

Specialists at Stony Brook Medicine’s Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center (CVC) are treating patients with a new generation of blood clot removal devices that show promise in successfully...

Bayer AngioJet DVT

Catheter-based thrombectomy systems are increasingly being used to remove blood clots from vessels inside the body, often as an adjunct therapy to systemic pharmaceutical thrombolytics. ...

3Flow Aspiration Catheter Thrombectomy Devices Biotronik Inc. Europe

Biotronik recently launched its 3Flow Aspiration Catheter in Europe. The catheter is specifically designed to facilitate quick and accurate thrombus aspiration, complementing Biotronik’s already...

The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke — providing recommendations for rapid treatment — will benefit individuals suffering from brain attacks,...

Bathing dangerous blood clots in special medication, breaking them up with jets of saline and vacuuming them out of the body is a fast, effective method of treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT),...

Stryker announced the global commercial launch of the new Trevo ProVue Retriever. The Trevo ProVue Retriever is the first clot removal device fully visible during the procedure for precise...

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AngioDynamics said it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the outstanding capital stock of Vortex Medical Inc., a privately held company focused on the development of innovative...

New research from the Netherlands suggests tiny microbubbles can be used to more effectively deliver a blood clot busting drug to patients while they are in the ambulance during acute heart attack...

September 10, 2012 — In a recent clinical trial, the Solitaire Flow Restoration Device dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment. Findings from the trial, called SOLITAIRE With...

August 30, 2012 — According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), an authority on the medical technology market, as significant numbers of peripheral vascular and vascular access procedures move out...

August 14, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) market clearance to Stryker Neurovascular’s Trevo Pro Retriever, indicated for the removal of blood...

May 10, 2012 — New research confirms thrombus aspiration (TA) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) provides...

January 23, 2012 — Pregnant women who develop dangerous blood clots in the leg often forgo the most effective treatment for fear of harming the baby. Yet treatment to remove the clot is not only...

January 20, 2012 - Robert J. Kennedy, M.D., interventional radiologist at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., this week presented data on thrombus resolution and hemodynamic...

September 8, 2011 – Concentric Medical announced completion of enrollment of the TREVO Study. The TREVO Study (Thrombectomy REvascularization of large Vessel Occlusions in acute ischemic stroke)...

September 6, 2011 — Stryker Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Concentric Medical for $135 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition provides Stryker with immediate entry...

July 26, 2011 — Concentric Medical Inc. has launched the DAC 070 Catheter, the fourth and largest diameter addition to its distal access catheter (DAC) family to aid clot removal in ischemic...

July 21, 2011 – Concentric Medical Inc. announced the launch of the expanded family of Merci Retrievers in Japan for the treatment of ischemic stroke. With the addition of the V 2.0 Soft and V 3.0...

May 23, 2011 - Doctors in Germany are among the first to treat ischemic stroke patients outside the United States with the Revive SE, a new self-expanding blood clot retrieval and removal device...

April 4, 2011 – Doctors are encouraged to consider therapies in addition to blood thinners to treat certain patients with potentially dangerous blood clots that form in the deep veins and travel...

March 31, 2011 – Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT is more than just a one-time complication from a long plane ride. The Society of Interventional Radiology wants individuals to know the risk factors...

March 25, 2011 – A new, next-generation aspiration catheter has been introduced in the United States. The Fetch 2 Catheter, by Medrad Interventional, features a flexible, variable pitch coiled...

March 7, 2011 – Each year between 100,000 and 180,000 Americans die as the result of pulmonary embolism, a complication from blood clots in the lungs. The Vascular Disease Foundation urges...

February 9, 2011 – The first patients have been enrolled in a trial investigating the safety and efficacy of a system that removes clot from acute ischemic stroke patients. The Trevo 2 study will...

February 7, 2011 – There is a tremendous unmet need for new medical technologies to treat potentially dangerous chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and blood clots, according to a Scientia Advisors...

January 18, 2011 – The first endovascular device approved for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) was granted CE-mark approval this week in Europe. The Ekos EkoSonic Endovascular System was...

January 13, 2011 – A catheter that removes emboli and thrombi from vessels in the coronary and peripheral vasculature has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The...

November 23, 2010 - A new technique that combines the heat and energy of ultrasound with the highly targeted delivery of clot-busting drugs appears to be effective at treating patients with acute...

March 30, 2010 – The FDA granted tentative approval for Teva Pharmaceutical’s abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) to market a generic version of the anti-coagulant, Argatroban injection, 100mg...

March 12, 2010 – A rotational thrombectomy system has been indicated for mechanical declotting of occluded native vessel dialysis fistulae and synthetic dialysis access grafts.

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January 19, 2010 – Final planning is in progress for a study of ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis to treat pulmonary embolisms – the ULTrasound Accelerated ThrombolysIs of PulMonAry Embolism (...

January 15, 2010 – A Dutch multicenter trial (DUET) is comparing ultrasound (US) accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis to standard catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with recently...

November 23, 2009 – Using less lytic drug and offering faster clot dissolution than traditional deep vein thrombosis (DVT) treatments, EKOS Corp. launched the EkoSonic MACH4e at the recent VEITH...

November 12, 2009 – Catheter-directed therapy or catheter-directed thrombolysis to dissolve dangerous blood clots in the lungs saves lives and should be considered a first-line treatment option...

June 25, 2009 – According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the pharmacomechanical thrombectomy procedure (PMT) adoption will accelerate over the next five years due to growing physician...

June 23, 2009 - Kensey Nash Corp. today said the ThromCat XT Thrombectomy Catheter System was granted CE marking approval, allowing for the sale of the product throughout the European Economic...

May 19, 2009 - Volcano Corp. yesterday announced an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement to initiate the formal launch of the Xtract thrombus aspiration catheter, manufactured by Lumen...

February 3, 2009 - The FDA has granted Pathway Medical Technologies Inc., 510(k) clearance to market its newest peripheral atherectomy catheter, the Jetstream G2, for use in the treatment of...

September 2, 2008 – The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) released new guidelines for how doctors should handle an acute pulmonary embolism (PE), during its 2008 Congress in Munich, Germany...

August 12, 2008 - Concentric Medical Inc., a leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, announced today it has entered into a co-marketing agreement with InTouch Health to...

July 28, 2008 - Concentric Medical Inc. today said it launched its “V” series of Merci Retrievers, available in multiple configurations and sizes to match patient anatomy to remove blood clots and...

June 5, 2008 - To train interventional cardiologists and vascular specialists in what is called neuro-rescue, or stroke intervention, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (...

March 4, 2008 – MEDRAD sales revenues grew to $525 million in 2007, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year, which is expected to grow further should the merger with Possis be completed...

February 11, 2008 – Medrad Inc. today said it entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Possis Medical Inc., which in combination will offer a broader, more comprehensive suite of...

October 24, 2007 – ev3 Inc. highlighted at TCT 2007 its merger with FoxHollow Technologies, Inc., which created an organization that possesses one of the largest U.S. distribution footprints in...

October 18, 2007 - Possis Medical Inc. featured the newest and the most important advancements in its "Complete Solution for Thrombus" at TCT 2007, including the AngioJet Ultra Thrombectomy System...

October 9, 2007 - OmniSonics Medical Technologies Inc. has received clearance from the FDA to market its catheter based OmniWave Endovascular System for the infusion of physician specified fluids...

September 25, 2007 - The risk of developing venous thromboembolism while flying on an airplane, a condition known as “economy class syndrome,” is only about one in 5,000 for long flights, although...

August 13, 2007 – A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that when AngioJet thrombectomy is used to remove large thrombus before placement of a drug-eluting...

August 3, 2007 – Novation, a healthcare contracting and services company of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), awarded ev3 Inc. three, three-year contracts beginning Oct....

June 18, 2007 — Kensey Nash Corporation today announced that it has completed a European Union (EU) study to assess the device success, safety and performance of the ThromCat Thrombectomy Catheter...

April 20, 2007 — The U.S. interventional cardiology market value increased 1.5 percent in Q1 2007 over Q4 2006, according to Millennium Research Group's (MRG) Marketrack service.

April 9, 2007 — Possis Medical Inc. has announced that the FDA has approved its AngioJet Spiroflex VG rapid exchange for blood clot (thrombus) removal in coronary conduits.

Jan. 31, 2007 — Possis Medical, Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of endovascular medical devices, announced yesterday that it has FDA approval to being marketing AngioJet Spiroflex...

The latest in thrombus removal devices from Possis has received FDA clearance — the new AngioJet Ultra Thrombectomy System is the next-generation, re-engineered version of the company’s AngioJet...

Possis Medical, Inc. has received clearance from the FDA to market its AngioJet Xpeedior catheter to remove blood clots (thrombus) from upper- and lower-extremity peripheral veins. Used with the...