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.

he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Abiomed Impella RP catheter-based heart pump to include patients suffering from COVID-19 related right heart failure or decompensation, including pulmonary embolism (PE).  #COVID19 #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the...
Bilateral pulmonary embolisms seen on spectral CT. Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Bilateral pulmonary embolisms seen on spectral CT. Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 — A committee comprised of vascular surgeons, medical physicians and technologists from the University of...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of the anticoagulant Eliquis (apixaban).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of the anticoagulant Eliquis (apixaban).

Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | December 27, 2019
December 27, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of...
 Indigo System CAT RX Aspiration Catheter and Penumbra Engine
News | November 08, 2019
November 8, 2019 — Penumbra Inc. announced that the EXTRACT-PE trial successfully met the primary endpoints,...
Smokers Have More Pulmonary Emboli, Leading to Higher Hospital Readmission Rates

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association

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...
FDA Clears Aidoc's AI Solution for Flagging Pulmonary Embolism
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider Aidoc has been granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool
News | Pulmonary Embolism | March 04, 2019
March 4, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its...
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 study showed that low-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) patients treated with...
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 clinical...
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 Vascular...
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 Ekos...