Physician in Dallas, Texas successfully uses new mechanical thrombectomy device to clean out a hemodialysis graft.
PARK CITY, UT, October 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dr. Pablo Uceda, Vascular Surgeon with DFW Vascular, Dallas, Texas was successful in using a new device to clean blood clots out of a hemodialysis graft.
The patient presented with a freshly occluded dialysis graft, filled with blood clot. A dialysis graft is a surgically placed tube or conduit that connects an artery to a vein for hemodialysis access. A dialysis machine is used to clean the patient’s blood, performing the normal function of your kidneys.
Dr. Uceda first infused Tissue Plasminogen Activator (“TPA”), a thrombolytic agent, into the graft then performed angioplasty. Then, Dr. Uceda used the Aspire Mechanical Thrombectomy device to clean out the blood clot in the graft.
“The Aspire Mechanical Thrombectomy device provided a quick, efficient and cost effective way to perform mechanical thrombectomy, ” said Dr. Uceda. “It allows me to control thrombectomy force, remove significant clot and is simple to use.”
The ASPIRE Mechanical Thrombectomy System allows clinicians to instantly start, stop, increase, decrease, pulse, or maintain thrombectomy force during a procedure. ASPIRE Mechanical Aspirators also aspirate up to 280ml, almost 10 times more than basic syringe-based systems, without multiple messy and time-consuming catheter connections, disconnections, and re-connections to improve speed and performance.
“Removing clot with speed and control can help improve patient care,” said Shawn Fojtik, CEO of Control Medical Technology. “The Aspire Mechanical Thrombectomy System gives the physician the ability to remove large volumes of clot with minimal set up and is cost effective to the hospital.”
The patented ASPIRE Mechanical Thrombectomy System is available by itself or in kits that include an over-the-wire or rapid exchange thrombectomy catheter. ASPIRE Mechanical Aspirators may also be connected to any thrombectomy catheter the clinician chooses.
Control Medical Technology designs, develops, and markets innovative thrombus management, biopsy, and aspiration devices, including the patented ASPIRE Mechanical Aspirator , ASPIRE RX-LP6 Mechanical Thrombectomy System, and ASPIRE MAX Thrombectomy System. For more information, call 1-954-9345 or visit www.CONTROLMEDTECH.com.
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