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.

Feature | November 04, 2013

November 4, 2013 – According to a new study, aspirating...

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Cerevast Therapeutics' Clotbust-ER device was shown to be safe according to results published in the journal Stroke.

News | October 28, 2013
October 28, 2013 — Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) led a study that...
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Technology | October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the Export Advance...

AngioVac UCLA Blood Clot Removal California
News | September 20, 2013

September 20, 2013 — Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room on Aug. 8...

Technology | August 29, 2013

August 29, 2013 — Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared two new...

Aspire Thrombectomy Device Aspiration Medical
Technology | July 30, 2013

July 30, 2013 — Nick Cavros, interventional cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) at...

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Feature | March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013 — Results of the ULTIMA trial using endovascular therapy to treat submassive pulmonary embolism (PE)...

Feature | February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013 — Specialists at Stony Brook Medicine’s Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center (CVC) are treating...

Bayer AngioJet DVT

The Bayer Healthcare AngioJet system uses jets on the side of the catheter to help break up thrombus and infuse thrombolytic agents.

Feature | February 04, 2013 | Dave Fornell

Catheter-based thrombectomy systems are increasingly being used to remove blood clots from vessels inside the body,...

3Flow Aspiration Catheter Thrombectomy Devices Biotronik Inc. Europe
News | February 04, 2013

February 4, 2013 — Biotronik recently launched its 3Flow...

News | February 01, 2013

February 1, 2013 — The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke —...

News | January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013 – Bathing dangerous blood clots in special medication, breaking them up with jets of saline and...

Technology | January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013 — Rex Medical L.P. announced that it has received 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

Technology | November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012 — Stryker announced the global commercial launch of the new Trevo ProVue Retriever. The Trevo...

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News | October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012 — AngioDynamics entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the outstanding capital stock of...

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