VENOUS THROMBOLYSIS / THROMBECTOMY

What is Venous Thrombolysis?

 

Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy are both catheter based techniques used to restore blood flow to specific areas starved of blood due to a blood clot.  

Thrombolysis is reserved for high clot burden with risk of migration to vital areas that can be life threatening.  A powerful blood thinner (tPA) is administered locally within the clot to soften and rapidly dissolve the obstruction.  Specialized enhanced catheters (EKOS) facilitate break-up of the clot by delivered high frequency ultrasound waves to enhance drug dispersion to disrupt covalent blonds.

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What is Venous Thrombectomy?

Thrombectomy is the mechanical removal of clot obstructing the flow of blood, typically by aspiration using negative pressure through a small tube inserted in the blood vessel.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one condition that thrombectomy and thrombolysis is used to treat.

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