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.

Rapid Medical's TigerTrieve stent-retriever neuro thrombectomy system.

Rapid Medical's TigerTrieve stent-retriever neuro thrombectomy system.

News | Stroke | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Market research firm GlobalData's new report, Neurovascular Thrombectomy Devices (Neurology Devices),...
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Inari Medical Inc. FlowTriever system for the treatment of clot in transit (CIT) in the right atrium. FlowTriever is the first thrombectomy system not requiring a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit to be FDA cleared for blood clots in the right atrium. 

The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Inari Medical Inc. FlowTriever system for the treatment of clot in transit (CIT) in the right atrium. FlowTriever is the first thrombectomy system not requiring a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit to be FDA cleared for blood clots in the right atrium. 

News | Thrombectomy Devices | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the Inari Medical Inc....
Patient case example of the FlowTriever thrombectomy device from Inari Medical Inc. in removing a pulmonary embolism and reporting blood flow and clot burden removed by the system. #TCT2020 #TCTconnect

Patient case example of the FlowTriever thrombectomy device from Inari Medical Inc. in removing a pulmonary embolism and reporting blood flow and clot burden removed by the system.
 

News | Pulmonary Embolism | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 —  Positive results were reported on the first 230 patients enrolled in its FLASH study, a real world...
Philips introduced the QuickClear Mechanical Thrombectomy System. It is a simple thrombectomy solution provides physicians with an all-in-one, single-use aspiration catheter and pump system.

Philips introduced the QuickClear Mechanical Thrombectomy System. It is a simple thrombectomy solution provides physicians with an all-in-one, single-use aspiration catheter and pump system.

News | Thrombectomy Devices | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — Philips Healthcare launched its QuickClear mechanical thrombectomy system. The compact, single-use...
Rotarex S rotational atherectomy system

The Rotarex S rotational atherectomy system.

News | Atherectomy Devices | July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) recently completed the acquisition of Straub Medical AG, a privately...
The ClotTriever system (Inari Medical), a mechanical thrombectomy system FDA 510(k) cleared for the nonsurgical removal of soft thrombi and emboli from peripheral blood vessels.  #VIVA19 #VIVA2019

The ClotTriever system (Inari Medical), a mechanical thrombectomy system FDA 510(k) cleared for the nonsurgical removal of soft thrombi and emboli from peripheral blood vessels. 

 

News | Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) | November 14, 2019
November 7, 2019 — The ClotTriever Outcomes (CLOUT) Registry is evaluating real-world patient outcomes following...
The Rex Medical Revolution rotational atherectomy system incorporates continuous aspiration and has a dual indication for atherectomy and thrombectomy.  #VICA19 #VIVA2019

The Rex Medical Revolution rotational atherectomy system incorporates continuous aspiration and has a dual indication for atherectomy and thrombectomy. 

News | Atherectomy Devices | November 11, 2019
November 7, 2019 — The REVEAL FDA investigational device exemption (IDE) trial confirmed a favorable safety and...
 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,...
New Algorithm Expands Neurologists' Ability to Assess for Clot-removing Procedure
News | Stroke | October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019 — An algorithm developed by faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (...
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, the...
New Stroke Training Model Improves Access to Life-Saving Care
News | Stroke | March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019 — Training interventional radiologists to perform endovascular thrombectomies results in positive...
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 better quality of life three months after their stroke if the clot that...
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...