Novel catheter-based system shows promise in acute PE

Mechanical clot removal 'avoids thrombolysis risk'

Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy with a novel proprietary device shows encouraging results in patients with acute intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism, researchers say.

FlowTriever System

In a paper published last week, lead author and interventional cardiologist Dr Thomas Tu, of Baptist Health Louisville in Kentucky, US, and colleagues reported on 104 patients who were treated with the FlowTriever System