[The in-vitro evaluation of different embolectomy catheters for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism].

@article{Zwaan1999TheIE,
  title={[The in-vitro evaluation of different embolectomy catheters for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism].},
  author={M. Zwaan and N. Kripke and H. Lorch and H. Weiss},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={1999},
  volume={171 6},
  pages={
          485-91
        }
}
  • M. Zwaan, N. Kripke, +1 author H. Weiss
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases and frequently causes death. As a rule, PE is treated with thrombolytic therapy or surgical thrombectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS In an in vitro model of the right lung, we tested four different percutaneous transluminal thrombectomy devices: a pigtail-catheter with an angled 3-cm (40 degrees) distal tip, the clot-buster, the hydrolyser catheter, and a modified hydrolyser. In 16 consecutive and repetitive… Expand
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